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.
OSHA 10-hour training in construction. Contractors must provide employees who are mechanics, laborers, or workers who work on a state government public works project worth more than $100,000 for new construction or more than $400,000 for construction alterations or repair with an OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course or program. See the CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM requirements below the TABLE for more information.
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, and the training requirements the 10-hour construction safety training rules ...