Ohio Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Ohio Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Private sector workplaces are regulated by the federal safety and health standards. Public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces are governed by the Public Employment Risk Reduction Act. The state has adopted its own safety and health penalties for public sector employers.

Administration and enforcement. OSHA enforces workplace safety and health regulations at private facilities in Ohio. BWC administers the state standards for public sector workplaces. PUCO enforces the rules for permitting motor vehicles including those for the transportation of hazardous materials.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA public sector: Employer or employee willfully fails to comply with any final order of BWC Civil:ORCA 4167.17 Up to $500 per day of violation, not to exceed $10,000 per violation.

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials transportation— Motor carriers: Violations of laws governing the transportation of hazardous materials Civil:ORCA 4905.83:Up to $10,000 per day per violation

DISCUSSION

Private sector workplaces are regulated by the federal safety and health standards. Public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces are governed by the Public Employment Risk Reduction Act. The state has adopted its own safety and health penalties for public sector employers. See TABLE 1 in this section for penalty figures that pertain to safety violations.

See TABLE 2 in this section for penalty figures that pertain to the specific hazardous ...


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