Comparison: State vs. Federal
Connecticut follows the federal worker right-to-know rules for chemical reporting. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace safety and health for private sector employers. Connecticut has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that applies to public sector workplaces only. The state adopts the requirements of the federal OSH Act, including the safety data sheet (SDS) requirements. For information on the federal requirements, see the national SDS analysis.
For more information on SDS requirements in Connecticut, see the national Hazard Communication analysis.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including SDS requirements, in the private sector workplace in Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health in the public sector workplace.