Pennsylvania Safety Plans laws & safety compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Safety Plans: What you need to know

Pennsylvania does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector employers in Pennsylvania must comply with the federal occupational safety and health standards for written safety plans for specific activities (e.g., bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, hazard communication plan) and for specific hazardous substances in both private and public (state and local government) sector workplaces. There are no corresponding rules for safety plans for public (state and local government) sector employers.

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A self-insured employer must maintain an accident and illness prevention program as a prerequisite for retention of its self-insured status.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in the state.

ACCIDENT AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM
Pennsylvania (PA) Statutes Tit. 77 Sec. 1038.1 and PA Administrative Code Tit. 34 Sec. 402 and Sec. 452

Each self-insured employer and group self-insured employer must maintain an accident and illness prevention program as a prerequisite for retention of its self-insured status.


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