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Maine

Areas Serviced in Maine

Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Brunswick, Lewiston, Portland, Saco, South Portland, Westbrook

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Maine?

Worker safety compliance and training for private companies in the state of Maine is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state of Maine does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or local government (e.g. municipal) levels.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Maine:

Regulated employers located in the state of Maine are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety and training standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA training found in the general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928.

Maine OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Maine, however; the training is already a common requirement on large commerical projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractor who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 Hour Training has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Coursehas become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Maine also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30 Hour Course in order to better manage their 10 Hour trained workforce.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Maine:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in the state of Maine. Federal employers in Maine also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There are two OSHA offices located in the state:

Bangor District OSHA Office382 Harlow StreetBangor, ME 04401(207) 941-8177 | Augusta Area OSHA OfficeE.S. Muskie Federal Bldg40 Western Ave., Room G-26Augusta, ME 04330(207) 626-9160
 
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

New Hampshire

Areas Serviced in New Hampshire

Concord, Derry, Dover, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Rochester, Plymouth, Littleton, Berlin, Hanov

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in New Hampshire?

Worker safety compliance and training for private companies in the state of New Hampshire is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). New Hampshire does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public
employees at the state or local government (e.g. municipal) level.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in New Hampshire:

Regulated employers located in the state of New Hampshire are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety compliance and training standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general
industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928.

New Hampshire OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

All on-site employees, working on publicly funded (including state, or local municipality) projects of $100,000 or more, must complete the OSHA 10 Hour Construction course prior to beginning work. An employee who has not completed the program
shall be subject to removal from the worksite after 15 days of being found to be non-compliant.

New Hampshire law provides for penalties to the employer of up to $2,500 and a civil penalty of $100 per employee for each day of noncompliance. The law went into effect in 2007.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in New Hampshire also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour
course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforce.

OSHA Jurisdiction in New Hampshire:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in the state of New Hampshire. Federal employers in NH also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There is one OSHA office located in the state of New Hampshire at:

Concord Area OSHA Office

J.C. Cleveland Federal Bldg 53 Pleasant Street, Room 3901 Concord, New Hampshire 03301 (603) 225-1629

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

Vermont

Areas Serviced in Vermont

Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Manchester, Middlebury, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, South Burlington

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Vermont?

The state of Vermont, under an agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health and training and compliance program (VOSHA) in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Vermont State Plan was initially approved October 16, 1973, and was certified as being structurally completed on March 4, 1977.  

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Vermont:

VOSHA has adopted most federal OSHA compliance and training standards by reference, including those for 19CFR 1910 for general industry and 29CFR 1926 for construction. Vermont has adopted the federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements as well. There are two Vermont state-specific compliance standards in effect at this time:

The Vermont-specific compliance standards and the Vermont Labor Statutes can be found on the VOSHA website.

Vermont OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Vermont however, the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Vermont also encouraging supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Vermont:

The state of Vermont has jurisdiction over all public and private sector places of employment in the state, with the exception of federal employees, the United States Postal Service, private sector maritime activities (shipyard employment, marine terminals, and long shoring),and military bases, which are subject to federal jurisdiction.

The Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Compliance and Training Program (VOSHA) is a part of the Vermont Department of Labor, Workers’ Compensation and Safety Division. The head of the Department is the Commissioner of Labor. The state operates a central office in Montpelier, and regional offices in South Burlington, Hyde Park, Rutland, and Springfield. The contact numbers at the central office is 1-800-287-2765, or 802-828-2765.

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

Massachusetts

Areas Serviced in Massachusetts

Amherst, Barnstable, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Concord, Fall River, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Northampton, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Provincetown, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Worcester

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Massachusetts?

Worker safety for private companies in Massachusetts is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Massachusetts does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or politicalsub-division (e.g. municipal) level.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Massachusetts:

Regulated employers located in Massachusetts are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910,
maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928

Massachusetts OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

All employees to be employed at a worksite needs to complete the OSHA 10 hour construction course before beginning work on the worksite.

Any employee found on a worksite subject to this section without documentation of successful completion of the OSHA 10 hour course shall be subject to immediate removal.

The Massachusetts law specifically says “At least 10 hours” so the OSHA 30 hour construction course would also enable the worker to meet these requirements. The law went into effect in 2004.

Already required by five states in the Northeast the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Massachusetts also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Massachusetts:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers required to conduct OSHA training in Massachusetts. Federal employers in Massachusetts also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There are two OSHA offices located in the eastern part of the state:

North Boston Area OSHA Office Shattuck Office Center
138 River Road, Suite 102
Andover, MA 01810
(978)837-4460

South Boston Area OSHA Office
639 Granite Street, 4th Floor
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 565-6924

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

Rhode Island

Areas Serviced in Rhode Island

Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, North Providence

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Rhode Island?

Worker safety for private companies needing OSHA training in Rhode Island is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Rhode Island does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or political sub-division (e.g. municipal) level.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Rhode Island:

Regulated employers needing OSHA training in Rhode Island are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928.

Rhode Island OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

Rhode Island requires that all workers on municipal and state construction projects with a total project cost of over $100,000 complete the OSHA 10 hour construction course.

This requirement is for on-site workers, including: construction workers; contractors; project developers; site managers; and/or any other individual(s) working on a jobsite.

Law enforcement officers and/or jobsite security are exempt, as are all federal, state and municipal government inspectors.

Fines for non-compliance are between $250 and $950, per offense, per day. This requirement began in 2004.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Rhode Island also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Rhode Island:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in Rhode Island. Federal employers in RI also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There is one OSHA office located in the state:

Providence Area OSHA Office

Federal Office Building 380
Westminster Mall, Room 543
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-4669

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

Connecticut

Areas Serviced in Connecticut

Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, Danbury, Norwich, Torrington, Willimantic, Storrs, Greenwich, Norwalk, New Britain, Stamford, West Hartford, Manchester, New London, Groton, Middletown, Meriden, Bristol

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Connecticut?

Worker safety for private companies needing OSHA training in Hartford, Connecticut is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Connecticut operates a state OSHA program (CONN-OSHA), exclusively for state and local (e.g. municipal) employers.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in New Hampshire:

Federally regulated employers located in Connecticut are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928. Private sector employers needing OSHA training in Connecticut should comply with these regulations.

Connecticut OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

The OSHA 10 hour construction course is required for all employees of any public building, project paid for in whole or part by state funding, or any of its agencies, where the total cost is over $100,000.

Each contractor needs to furnish proof that all employees have taken the OSHA 10 hour construction course within 30 days of being awarded the contract. Employees who have not completed the course are subject to removal from the worksite.

As in virtually all situations, the OSHA 10 hour course completion card or other proof, like a completion certificate, is required to show compliance. The law went into effect in 2007.

Special circumstances for Connecticut: The OSHA 10 hour construction course must be re-taken every 5 years. There are some exceptions for the requirement that include: site work; roads or bridges; rail lines; parking lots; or underground water, sewer or drainage systems, including pump houses or other utility systems.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Connecticut also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Connecticut:

Which agencies regulate OSHA training in Connecticut? It depends on whether they are a private-sector or public-sector employer. Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in Connecticut. Federal employers in Connecticut also
operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There is a federal OSHA office located in Connecticut at:

Hartford Area OSHA Office

Federal Building
450 Main Street, Room 613
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
(860) 240-3152

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

State and public employers are regulated by the State OSHA program (CONN-OSHA). Connecticut State OSHA enforcement information is available at (860) 263-6900, or on the Connecticut Department of Labor website.

New York

Areas Serviced in New York

Long Island, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, Niagara Falls, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, Binghamton, Ithaca, Troy

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in New York?

Worker safety for private companies in the state of New York is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state of New York operates their own OSHA program; The Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH), exclusively for state and local (e.g.: municipal) employers.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in New York:

Federally regulated employers located in New York and New York City are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928.

New York OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

Chapter 282 of the Laws of 2007, codified as Labor Law 220-h took effect on July 18, 2008. The statute provides as follows: The advertised specifications for every contract for public work of $250,000.00 or more must contain a provision requiring that every worker employed in the performance of a public work contract shall be certified as having completed an OSHA 10 safety training course.

New York City OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

NYC Int. 790-A of Local Law 48 of 2008 requires ALL construction workers to complete an OSHA approved 10 hour course within in the previous 5 calendar years.

Both New York State law and New York City code require OSHA Outreach 10 hour cards for employees and OSHA Outreach 30 hour DOL cards for supervisors on most public construction job sites. The U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Outreach cards on our site are accepted throughout New York and NYC.

OSHA Jurisdiction in New York:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in New York and New York City. Federal employers in NY and NYC also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There is one federal OSHA office located in New York and one Federal OSHA office located in New York City:

NYS Buffalo Area OSHA Office U. S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA
130 S. Elmwood Avenue, Suite 500 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
(716) 551-3053

New York City OSHA Office U. S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA
201 Varick Street, Room 670 
New York, New York 10014 
(212) 337-2378

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

The New York State Plan (PESH) applies to all public sector employers in the state, including: state, county, town, and village governments, as well as public authorities, school districts, and paid and volunteer fire departments.

Pennsylvania

Areas Serviced in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Levittown, Harrisburg, Altoona, Bethel Park, Penn Hills, State College, York

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Pennsylvania?

Worker safety and training for private companies in the state of Pennsylvania is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state of Pennsylvania does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or political sub-division (e.g. municipal) level.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Pennsylvania:

Regulated employers located in the state of Pennsylvania are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards and training standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CRFR1928.

Pennsylvania OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Pennsylvania, however; the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Pennsylvania also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Pennsylvania:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in the state of Pennsylvania. Federal employers in PA also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There are four OSHA area offices located in the eastern portion of the state of Pennsylvania:

Allentown Area Office
Stabler Corporate Center
3477 Corporate Parkway
Suite 120
Center Valley, PA 18034
(267) 429-7542

Philadelphia Area Office
US Custom House, Room 242
Second & Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 597-4955

Harrisburg Area Office
Progress Plaza
49 North Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
(717) 782-3902

Wilkes-Barre Area Office
The Stegmaier Building, Suite 410
7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 826-6538

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

New Jersey

Areas Serviced in New Jersey

Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, Trenton, Clifton, Camden, Brick, Passaic, Union City, East Orange, Bayonne, North Bergen, Vineland, Union, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Wayne, Irvington, Lakewood, Parsippany, Troy Hills, Perth Amboy, Hoboken, Plainfield, West New York

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in New Jersey?

Workplace safety and health for most private sector employers, including OSHA training New Jersey, is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). New Jersey operates a public sector only occupational safety and health program (PEOSH) under a plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Program has the responsibility to develop and enforce occupational health standards for public employees throughout the state, and to encourage employers and employees in their efforts to improve their working environment.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in New Jersey:

Federally regulated employers located in New Jersey are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928. Therefore, regulated companies needing OSHA training in New Jersey need to comply with the OSHA regulations.

New Jersey OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

OSHA 10 hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in New Jersey, however; the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in New Jersey also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in New Jersey:

Who has jurisdiction over OSHA training in New Jersey? Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in New Jersey. Federal employers in NJ also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There are four federal OSHA offices located in New Jersey:

Avenel Area OSHA Office 
1030 St. Georges Avenue Plaza 35, Suite 205 Avenel, New Jersey 07001
(732) 750-3270

Marlton Area OSHA Office 
Marlton Executive Park, Building 2 
701 Route 73 South, Suite 120 
Marlton, New Jersey 08053 
(856) 596-5200

Hasbrouck Heights Area OSHA Office 
500 Route 17 South 2nd Floor 
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604 
(201) 288-1700

Parsippany Area OSHA Office 
299 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 103 
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 
(973) 263-1003

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

The New Jersey State Plan (PEOSH) applies to all state, county and local government agencies, public authorities, fire departments, and school districts. Additional information on the New Jersey State Plan’s Public Sector Consultation Services can be found here:PEOSH or by contacting PEOSH at the following address:

New Jersey Department of Health

PEOSH Program
135 E. State Street PO Box 369
Trenton, NJ 08625-0369(609) 984-1863

Delaware

Areas Serviced in Delaware

Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear, Brookside, Glasgow, Hockessin, Dover, Seaford, Lewes, Milford, Smyrna, Georgetown, Rehoboth

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Delaware?

Worker safety and training for private companies in the state of Delaware is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state of Delaware does not operate an approved state OSHA program for public employees at the state or local government level.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Delaware:

Regulated employers located in Delaware are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards and training requirements found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in Part 1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928. 

Delaware OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Delaware, however; the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Delaware also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Delaware:

Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in the state of Delaware. Federal employers in Delaware also operate under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA. There is one OSHA office located in the state:

Wilmington Area OSHA Office
Mellon Bank Building, Suite 900
919 Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3319
(302) 573-6518


The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

Maryland & Washington D.C.

Areas Serviced in Maryland & Washington D.C.

Annapolis, Baltimore

All of Washington D.C. is within our service area

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Maryland?

The state of Maryland, under agreement with OSHA, operates the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Maryland plan was certified on February 15, 1980 and was granted final state plan approval on July 18, 1985.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) works to improve the safety and health of Maryland’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. MOSH, with the assistance of the MOSH Advisory Board, develops and proposes rules and regulations designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases in every occupation or place of employment in Maryland.

Who Enforces the OSHA Regulations in Washington D.C.?

For most employers, OSHA compliance and training in Washington D.C. / The District of Columbia is regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

However, some assistance is given to Washington D.C. from the OSHA regional office in Maryland. Remember, Maryland also has the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. So, if you operate in Maryland and Washington D.C. there are two sets of compliance and training regulations you need to be aware of.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Maryland:

In order to avoid duplication of regulatory requirements and facilitate compliance by Maryland employers, MOSH has adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Standards contained in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910 (General Industry), Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 (Construction), and Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1928 (Agriculture). In addition to these federal standards, MOSH has adopted several regulations that are unique to Maryland. These are available on the MOSH website.

OSHA Regulations and Standards in Washington D.C.:

Regulated employers located in the Washington D.C./The District of Columbia needing OSHA compliance assistance and training are governed by the federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA general industry standards in 29CFR1910, maritime standards in 29CFR Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in 29CFR1926, and agricultural standards in 29CFR1928.

Maryland OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Maryland, however; the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Maryland also encourage supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

Washington D.C. OSHA State Laws for the Construction Industry:

An OSHA 10 hour Outreach Training course is not required by law in Washington D.C. however, the training is already a common requirement on large commercial projects (public and private). Due to the prevalence of union construction setting a “baseline” and imposing a minimum standard to which smaller, non-union contractors who wish to undertake public work must now adhere, the OSHA 10 has become an industry mandate without a law behind it.

Already required by five states in the Northeast, the OSHA 10 Hour Course has become an “industry standard” for both the public and private sector projects. Many contractors in Washington D.C. also encouraging supervisors to take the OSHA 30-hour course in order to better manage their 10-hour-trained workforces.

OSHA Jurisdiction in Maryland:

MOSH has jurisdiction over all public and private sector places of employment in the state of Maryland, with the exception of federal employees, the United States Postal Service, private sector maritime activities (shipyard employment, marine terminals, and long shoring), and military bases, which are subject to federal jurisdiction.
Maryland OSHA Information:

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Program (MOSH) is part of the Maryland Division of Labor and Industry. Maryland OSHA is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has field offices in Easton, Belair, Laurel, Baltimore, and Hagerstown. The compliance unit maintains offices in Baltimore, Belair, Easton, Hagerstown, and Laurel.

The telephone number for reporting emergencies to MOSH is 1-888-257-6674. Federal OSHA’s national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA. A telephone paging system in effect during evening and weekend hours and ensures that compliance officers are available around the clock to respond appropriately to emergency situations.

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

 

OSHA Jurisdiction in Washington D.C.:

Who regulates OSHA compliance and training in Washington D.C.? Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in Washington D.C., and federal employers in the District of Columbia also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There is one OSHA area office overseeing private employers in the Washington D.C. /The District of Columbia:

Baltimore/Washington D.C. OSHA Area Office
U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
1099 Winterson Road, Suite 140
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Phone: (410) 865-2055/2056

The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/

The Office of Federal Agency Programs (FAP) within the Directorate of Enforcement Programs is the point of contact in OSHA for the federal Sector to find answers to occupational safety and health questions.

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