Comparison: State vs. Federal
Private sector employers in New York must follow the federal workplace safety and health training rules. The state has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for its public sector employers (government offices and operations) and has adopted requirements for employee hazard communication training that are stricter than federal requirements. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
For information on federal training requirements, see the national TRAINING regulatory analysis.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector workplace. The New York Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces public sector workplace hazard communication training requirements.