Comparison: State vs. Federal
Missouri is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore, private sector employers are governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) training requirements. There are no workplace safety and health training requirements for public sector (state and local government operations) employers.
Any construction contractor or subcontractor for a public works project must provide his or her employees with an OSHA-approved 10-hour safety and health training course or similar program approved by the state.
OSHA administers and enforces job safety and health rules for private sector workplaces in Missouri. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations administers the OSHA 10-hour training program requirements for construction contractors.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAFETY TRAINING
Mo. Rev. Stat. 292.675
Any construction (construction, reconstruction, demolition, painting and decorating, or major repair) contractor or subcontractor for a public works project (i.e., constructed for public use or benefit or paid for wholly or in part out of public funds) must provide his or her employees with an OSHA-approved 10-hour safety and health training course or similar program approved by the state, unless such employees have previously completed the required program. All employees who have not previously completed the program are required to complete it within 60 days of beginning work on such construction project.
All on-site employees must hold documentation of completion of the training program.
See the national section TRAINING for information on the federal training requirements.