Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state OSH Act governs both public and private sector workplaces. The state's criminal penalties for safety and health violations mirror federal penalties, and it has adopted additional civil penalties that are stricter than federal penalties.
• Administration and enforcement. OR-OSHA administers and enforces safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces. ODOT administers and enforces the rules for hazardous materials transporters.