Comparison: State vs. Federal
Tennessee is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state has adopted the federal workplace safety and health training rules, with additional hazard communication requirements for annual training, workplace chemical lists (WCLs), and the training of functionally illiterate employees that are stricter than federal requirements. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
For information on the federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers and enforces workplace safety and health training requirements.