Connecticut Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Connecticut Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules.Connecticut has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector (state and municipal government offices and operations) employers only. Private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers are regulated by the federal OSH Act.

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Administration and enforcement. The CT OSH Act has adopted the standards of the federal OSH Act in their entirety, but has included maximum penalty limits for violations in public sector workplaces that are, in some cases, less strict than federal penalties.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA: Violation of the OSH Act or failure to correct a violation Civil: CGS 31-382:Up to $1,000 per day per violation
OSHA: Willful violation of employer duties listed at CGS 31-370 Civil: CGS 31-382:Up to $10,000 per willful violation
OSHA: Willful violation that causes an employee's death; or falsifying documents or data Criminal: CGS 31-382:Up to $10,000 and/or 6 months' imprisonment
OSHA: Intentionally trying to harm an OSHA representative Criminal: CGS 31-382:Up to $10,000 and/or up to 1 year's imprisonment
OSHA: Trade secret or confidentiality violation Criminal: CGS 31-382:Up to $1,000 and/or up to 1 year's imprisonment
OSHA: Giving advance notice of an inspection or obstructing an OSHA representative during an inspection Criminal: CGS 31-382:Up to $1,000 and/or up to 6 months' imprisonment
DISCUSSION

Connecticut has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector (state and municipal government offices and operations) employers only. Private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) ...


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