Comparison: State vs. Federal
New Hampshire does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore federal rules govern workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces. Public sector (state and local governments) employers are subject to state workplace safety requirements, which are less detailed than corresponding federal rules.
See the national TRAINING analysis for more information concerning federal training requirements.
All onsite employees of a contractor working on a state-funded construction project worth $100,000 or more must complete an OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course.
Federal OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements, including training requirements, in the private sector in New Hampshire. The state’s Department of Labor administers safety and health rules in public sector workplaces. The New Hampshire Department of Labor, Safety and Training Division administers the construction safety training program rules in the state.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAFETY TRAINING
Any contractor working on a state or local government public works construction project (i.e., construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, installation, demolition, maintenance, or repair paid in whole or in part with state funds) worth $100,000 or more must ensure that all onsite employees have completed an OSHA-approved 10-hour construction safety training program. All employees are required to complete the program prior to beginning work.
The training program must use an OSHA-approved curriculum. Graduates must receive a card from OSHA certifying ...