Connecticut Training laws & safety compliance analysis
Connecticut Training : What you need to know
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Connecticut has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, but it applies only to the public sector (state and municipal government offices and operations). This means that while public employers must follow the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act (CT OSH Act), private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requirements, including for training. The state has adopted the federal safety and health rules, by reference, for regulating public sector (state and local government) workplaces and has added requirements for employee education and training about workplace carcinogens, and training for safety committee members. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
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See the national analysis TRAINING for more information concerning federal training requirements.
OSHA administers and enforces workplace safety and health requirements in the private sector. The Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) administers and enforces public sector occupational safety and health training requirements. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission administers the safety committee requirements.
TABLE: SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Public Sector—Hazard CommunicationConnecticut General Statutes 31-40c
Within the first month of employment, public sector employers must provide training about the dangers of carcinogens that are produced or used in the workplace.
Safety Committees31-40v-9 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies