Oklahoma OSHA laws & safety compliance analysis

Oklahoma OSHA : What you need to know

• Rules. Oklahoma is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health plan. Therefore, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace.

Public sector (state and local government operations) employers are governed by the state’s own workplace safety and health rules, which have adopted the federal rules except that the state rules for injury and illness recordkeeping are stricter than the federal equivalent. The state rules for reporting fatalities and hospitalizations are less strict than the federal rules. The state requires certain public sector workplaces to adopt formal safety programs.

• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health standards in the private sector workplace. PEOSH enforces all occupational safety and health rules for public sector employers.

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYERS
Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
OAC 380:40-1-5

Employers who employ 1 or more workers at any time during the year must prepare and maintain records of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

Employers must use the state forms for recording workplace injuries and illnesses (OK 300, OK 300A, and OK 301). See the Forms section to download a copy of the form packet.

An establishment can include more than one physical location for recordkeeping purposes if the direct daily supervision of all staff is the responsibility of one common individual.

Injury and Illness Reporting
40 OSA 403

Within 48 hours of a fatal employment accident or one that results in the hospitalization of 5 or more employees, the employer must report the accident in ...


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