Comparison: State vs. Federal
New Hampshire is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the 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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration 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.