Tennessee has adopted the federal requirements 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 sector workplaces.
There are no additional state requirements for written workplace safety plans. Certain employers in Tennessee must, however, establish safety committees.
Employers should investigate workers’ compensation insurance incentives and rebates that may be available to workplaces that establish and maintain an effective workplace safety and health program.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health rules for public and private sector workplaces.