Comparison: State vs. Federal
Oklahoma is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, private sector workplaces must follow federal safety and health. Public sector employers are governed by the state’s safety and health inspection rules; the public sector rules follow federal standards.
See the TABLE for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.
OSHA administers workplace safety and health recordkeeping rules for private sector workplaces. The Oklahoma Department of Labor Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Division (PEOSH) enforces all safety and health inspection rules for public sector employers.
Note: Under a Memorandum of Understanding between OSHA and EPA, inspectors from both agencies may conduct joint inspections at hazardous waste facilities or workplaces in which hazardous chemicals are used, manufactured, or processed.