Kansas Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Inspections : What you need to know

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.

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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

Requirements

TABLE 1: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—SAFETY

TABLE 2: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS

TABLE 1: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—SAFETY
Item Frequency
Places of business; inspection; safety and protection of employees; orders; notice and hearing; penaltyKS Stat. Ann. 44-636a Provides the KDOL with the authority to enter any place of business when it’s open or in operation for the purpose of inspecting the business; examining the methods of protecting employees from danger; the sanitary conditions in and around the business; and for keeping a record of the inspection.
TABLE 2: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—SAFETY
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersKAR 82-4-35a The following documents must be made available upon request for inspection by any authorized representative of the KCC, the state highway patrol, or any other law enforcement officer:• Registration receipts;• Authority cards;• Driver ...

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