Comparison: State vs. Federal
Oklahoma is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). Public sector (state and local government offices and operations) employers are subject to state workplace safety and health rules, which have adopted the federal rules by reference, and additional rules for the frequency of training that are stricter than federal rules. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
For information on federal requirements, see the national section TRAINING.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector. The Oklahoma Department of Labor Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Unit administers and enforces public sector occupational safety and health training requirements.