Comparison: State vs. Federal
Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state. But Kansas has enacted a law to protect employee safety.
State agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state environmental, safety, and hazardous materials motor carrier regulations.
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) administers inspections for all places of business in the state. The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), the state highway patrol, or any law enforcement officer may inspect motor carrier documents.
See TABLE 1 for state agency safety inspection requirements. See TABLE 2 for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements