Comparison: State vs. Federal
Louisiana is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, private sector employers are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and must follow federal job safety and health requirements, including for training. Public sector (state agency operations) workplaces must follow the state rules for loss prevention programs, which contain rules for employee safety and health awareness but no rules specific to workplace safety and health training. See the state analysis OSHA for more information about loss prevention programs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health training requirements for private sector employers in Louisiana.