Wisconsin does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
Wisconsin's safety and health rules govern public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces. The state has adopted the federal respiratory protection rules by reference (Commerce 32.50).
The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce (WDC)/Safety and Buildings Division administers the state workplace safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.