Comparison: State vs. Federal
Washington is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that governs occupational safety and health in both the private and public sectors. The state’s workplace safety and health training requirements are in some cases stricter than federal requirements, including those for hazard communication training. See the state analysis HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD and the national analysis TRAINING for more information. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
Washington Department of Labor and Industries (WDLI) Division of Safety and Health (DOSH) administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces.