Oklahoma SDS laws & safety compliance analysis

Oklahoma SDS: What you need to know

· Rules. Oklahoma follows federal requirements that employers submit an MSDS for each hazardous chemical in quantities above the minimum threshold at a facility to the LEPC, OHMERC, and the fire department with jurisdiction over the facility.

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Oklahoma is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector workplace. See the national section MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for information on the federal requirements and a sample MSDS.

Public sector employers in Oklahoma are governed by state occupational safety and health requirements. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication standard, which includes workplace MSDS requirements, by reference.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the federal community right-to-know rules. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector workplace. PEOSH administers and enforces public sector occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements.


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