Kansas Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Recordkeeping - General: 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. See TABLE 1 for state agency safety inspection and recordkeeping requirements.

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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.

State Requirements
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 is open or in operation for the purpose of inspecting the business; examining the methods of protecting employees from danger; examining the sanitary conditions in and around the business; and for keeping a record of the inspection.

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