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. See TABLE 1 for state agency safety inspection and recordkeeping requirements.
OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector in Kansas. The KDOL administers inspections and keeps records of such inspections for all places of business in the state.