Comparison: State vs. Federal
Texas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program; therefore, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication requirements. Public sector employers in Texas must follow the state hazard communication requirements. For information on public sector occupational safety requirements, see the state analyses OSHA and HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD. See the TABLE for the state-specific safety training requirements.
See the national analysis TRAINING for information on federal training requirements.
OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health training requirements for the private sector in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) administers and enforces the state’s public sector workplace safety and health training, asbestos abatement certification, lead-based paint abatement certification, and public sector pest control requirements.