- Rules. Nebraska 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 are regulated by the federal standards.
There are no laws that govern workplace safety and health in public sector (state and local government operations) workplaces in the state.
All employers (government and private sector) subject to workers' compensation requirements must establish safety committees and maintain effective, written injury prevention programs whose implementation is the responsibility of the committee. Contact your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for more information.
- Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces workplace safety and health regulations at private facilities in the state. NDOL administers the injury prevention program requirements for private and public sector employers.
Free on-site consultation and assistance is available to Nebraska employers through NDOL in identifying and correcting specific hazards, as well as developing and implementing injury and illness prevention programs and training and education services. These services are completely separate from federal OSHA's enforcement arm, and OSHA ensures employers that their name, firm name, and any other information about their workplace will not be routinely addressed to the OSHA inspection staff.