Comparison: State vs. Federal
Ohio is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act governs workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector. Public sector employers are subject to the requirements of the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP), which incorporates the federal safety and health training requirements by reference.
For information on federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.
OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector workplace. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation administers and enforces the workplace safety and health rules for public sector employers.