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Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) encourages States to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. OSHA approves and monitors State plans.  The following states have approved State Plans (click on the links for details and contact information for each state program):
bullet Alaska
bullet Arizona
bullet California
bullet Connecticut
bullet Hawaii
bullet Illinois
bullet Indiana
bullet Iowa
bullet Kentucky
bullet Maryland
bullet Michigan
bullet Minnesota
bullet Nevada
bullet New Jersey
bullet New Mexico bullet New York bullet North Carolina bullet Oregon bullet Puerto Rico bullet South Carolina bullet Tennessee bullet Utah bullet Vermont bullet Virgin Islands bullet Virginia bullet Washington bullet Wyoming
NOTE: The Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Virgin Islands plans cover public sector (State & local government) employment only.

Frequently asked questions related to State OSH Plans include:
  1. What is a State OSH Program?
  2. How does a State establish its own program?
Additional Information about State OSH Plans: bulletState Job Safety and Health Programs Fact Sheet [PDF* - 21 KB]
  bullet State Plan Directory: List of addresses and phone numbers for States with OSHA-approved State Plans.
  bullet OSHSPA: Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association - the organization of officials in the 26 States that operate OSHA-approved State Plans. bullet 2010-2011 Board of Directors bullet"Grassroots Worker Protection -
How State Programs Help to Ensure Safe and Healthful Workplaces" - OSHSPA's Annual Report bullet Special Reports: Impact and Funding of State OSH Plans bullet State Plan Emergency Preparedness/Homeland Security Initiatives and Guidance Materials: Many of the OSHA-approved state plans have implemented or assisted in the development of emergency preparedness and/or homeland security related initiatives and guidance materials.
What's New
bullet Special Review of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Program bullet Testimony before the House Committee on Education and Labor - 10/29/09
bullet OSHA’s Press Release
bullet New Illinois Public Employee Only State Plan- approved 9/1/2009 as the 27th State Plan/5th PEO State Plan (All State Plans cover the public sector) State Standards and Directives bullet Federal Program Change ChartsInterlinked Information on State Plan Standards and Policies/Directives bullet Examples of State OSH Plan Innovations: Highlights of innovative programs implemented by the State Plans to promote worker safety and health, as described in the OSHSPA Grassroots Report.
  bullet Workplace Violence: State Plan Standards and Resources
  bullet State Plan Occupational Safety and Health Acts and Statutes
  bullet State Plan Safety and Health Standards
  bulletState Plan Contested Case Procedures bullet State Plan Review Boards/Commissions and Case Law bulletState Plan Contested Case Procedures [PDF* - 327 KB] As published in the 2004 Supplement to Occupational Safety and Health Law Second Edition, Randy S. Rabinowitz, Editor-in-Chief, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law; published by BNA Books. bullet State Plan Publications and Training Materials: Links to examples of State outreach and training materials.

bullet State Plan Poster Availability: Links to State Plan posters available for immediate download from the State websites or contact information to request a poster.
  bullet State and Local Government Worker Page: Information about safety and health coverage of employees of state and local governments.
  bullet Agency Policies and Directives: OSHA memoranda and directives related to State Plans.
  bullet Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs: This OSHA directorate includes the Office of State Programs, which coordinates the Agency's activities with the State Plans.

 

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Directory of States with Approved
Occupational Safety and Health Plans

Last Updated: January  2010
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Directory of States with Approved
Occupational Safety and Health Plans
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Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
P.O. Box 111149
1111 W. 8th Street, Room 304
Juneau, Alaska 99811-1149
Clark Bishop, Commissioner (907) 465-2700 Fax: (907) 465-2784
Grey Mitchell, Director (907) 465-4855 Fax: (907) 465-6012
Alaska Labor Standards and Safety Division
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Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2922
Larry Etchechury, Director, ICA (602) 542-4411 Fax: (602) 542-7889
Darin Perkins, Program Director (602) 542-5795 Fax: (602) 542-1614
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California Department of Industrial Relations
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102
John Duncan, Director (415) 703-5050 Fax: (415) 703-5059
Len Welsh, Chief, Cal/OSHA (510) 286-7000 Fax: (510) 286-7037
Vicky Heza, Deputy Chief, Cal/OSHA (714) 558-4411 Fax: (714) 558-4431
California OSHA
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Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Patricia H. Mayfield, Commissioner (860) 263-6505 Fax: (860) 263-6529
Conn-OSHA
38 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Richard Palo, Director (860) 263-6900 Fax: (860) 263-6940
Connecticut Department of Labor
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Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Darwin Ching, Director (808) 586-8842 Fax: (808) 586-9099
Hawaii Dept of Labor and Industrial Relations
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Indiana Department of Labor
State Office Building
402 West Washington Street, Room W195
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2751
Lori A. Torres, Commissioner (317) 232-2378 Fax: (317) 233-3790
Jeffry S. Carter, Deputy Commissioner, IOSHA (317) 233-3605 Fax: (317) 233-3790
Indiana Department of Labor
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Iowa Division of Labor Services
1000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209
Dave Neil, Commissioner (515) 281-8067 Fax: (515) 281-4698
Mary L. Bryant, Administrator (515) 281-3469 Fax: (515) 281-7995
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Kentucky Department of Labor
1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Philip J. Anderson, Commissioner (502) 564-3070 Fax: (502) 564-5387
Stephen L. Morrison, Executive Director, Office of Occupational Safety & Health (502) 564-3070 ext. 305
Fax: (502) 564-5723
Kentucky Labor Cabinet
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Maryland Division of Labor and Industry
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 613
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2206
Ron DeJuliis, Commissioner (410) 767-2241 Fax: (410) 767-2986
Roger Campbell, Assistant Commissioner, MOSH (410) 767-2190
Maryland Division of Labor and Industry
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Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Keith Cooley, Director (517) 373-7230 Fax: (517) 373-2129
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
P.O. Box 30643
Lansing, MI 48909-8143
Douglas Kalinowski, Director (517) 322-1817 Fax: (517) 322-1775
Martha Yoder, Deputy Director (517) 322-1817 Fax: (517) 322-1775
Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services
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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Steve Sviggum, Commissioner (651) 284-5010 Fax: (651) 284-5721
Thomas Joachim, Assistant Commissioner (651) 284-5018 Fax: (651) 284-5720
Jeff Isakson, Administrative Director, OSHA Management Team (651) 284-5310 Fax: (651) 284-5741
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
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Nevada Division of Industrial Relations
400 West King Street, Suite 400
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Roger Bremner, Administrator (775) 684-7260 Fax: (775) 687-6305
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
Henderson, Nevada 89074
Stephen Coffield, Acting Chief Administrative Officer (702) 486-9044 Fax: (702) 990-0358
Nevada Department of Business & Industry
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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Office of Public Employees’ Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH)
1 John Fitch Plaza
P.O. Box 386
Trenton, NJ 08625-0386
David J. Socolow, Commissioner (609) 292-2975 Fax: (609) 633-9271
Leonard Katz, Assistant Commissioner (609) 292-2313 Fax: (609) 695-1314
Howard Black, Director, PSOSH (609) 292-0501 Fax: (609) 292-3749
Gary Ludwig, Director, Occupational Health Service, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (609) 984-1843 Fax: (609) 984-0849
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New Mexico Environment Department
525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Ron Curry, Secretary (505) 827-2855 Fax: (505) 827-2836
Butch Tongate, Bureau Chief (505) 476-8700 Fax: (505) 476-8734
New Mexico Environment Department
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New York Department of Labor
New York Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH)
State Office Campus Building 12, Room 158
Albany, New York 12240
M. Patricia Smith, Commissioner (518) 457-2741 Fax: (518) 457-6908
Maureen Cox, Director, Division of Safety and Health (518) 457-3518 Fax: (518) 457-1519
David Rupert, Assistant Director, Division of Safety and Health (518) 457-1263 Fax: (518) 457-5545
Norman Labbe, Public Employee Safety and Health Program Manager (518) 457-1263 Fax: (518) 457-5545
New York Department of Labor
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North Carolina Department of Labor
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1101
Cherie Berry, Commissioner (919) 733-0359 Fax: (919) 733-6197
Allen McNeely, Deputy Commissioner, OSH Director (919) 807-2861 Fax: (919) 807-2855
Kevin Beauregard, OSH Assistant Director (919) 807-2863 Fax: (919) 807-2856
North Carolina Department of Labor
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Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
Department of Consumer and Business Services
350 Winter Street, NE, Room 430
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, Oregon 97309-0405
Michael Wood, Administrator (503) 378-3272 Fax: (503) 947-7461
Joan Fraser, Deputy Administrator (503) 378-3272 Fax: (503) 947-7461
David Sparks, Liaison for Federal & External Communications (503) 378-3272
Fax: (503) 947-7461
Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
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Puerto Rico Department of Labor
Prudencio Rivera Martνnez Building. 20 Floor
505 Muρoz Rivera Avenue
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918
Roman M. Velasco Gonzalez, Secretary
(787) 754-2119 Fax: (787) 753-9550
Myrna I. Velez Pineiro, Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health
(787) 754-2172 ext. 234 Fax: (787) 754-2171
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South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
Adrienne R. Youmans, Director (803) 896-4300 Fax: (803) 896-4393
Dottie Ison, Administrator (803) 896-7686 Fax: (803) 896-7670
Office of Voluntary Programs (803) 896-7787 Fax: (803) 896-7750
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
James G. Neeley, Commissioner (615) 741-2582 Fax: (615) 741-5078
John Winkler, Program Director (615) 741-2793 Fax: (615) 741-3325
Tennessee Department of Labor

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Utah Labor Commission
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 146650
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6650
Sherrie M. Hayashi, Commissioner (801) 530-6848 Fax: (801) 530-6390
Louis Silva, UOSH Administrator (801) 530-6901 Fax: (801) 530-7606
Utah Industrial Commission
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Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488
Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner (802) 828-4301 Fax: (802) 888-4022
Robert McLeod, Vermont OSHA Compliance Program Manager (802) 828-2765 Fax: (802) 828-0408
Vermont Department of Labor and Industry
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Virgin Islands Department of Labor
3012 Golden Rock
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840
Albert Bryant, Commissioner (340) 773-1994 Fax: (340) 773-1858
Glen Smith, Assistant Commissioner, (340) 776-3700 Fax: (340) 774-5908
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Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
Powers-Taylor Building
13 South 13th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4101
C. Raymond Davenport, Commissioner (804) 786-2377 Fax: (804) 371-6524
William Burge, Assistant Commissioner (804) 371-2327 Fax: (804) 371-6524
Glenn Cox, Director, Safety Compliance, VOSHA (804) 786-2391 Fax: (804) 371-6524
Jay Withrow, Director, Office of Legal Support (804) 371-2327 Fax: (804) 371-6524
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Washington Department of Labor and Industries
General Administration Building
PO Box 44001
Olympia, Washington 98504-4001
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414
Judy Schurke, Director (360) 902-4200 Fax: (360) 902-4202
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Steve Cant, Assistant Director [PO Box 44600]
(360) 902-5495 Fax: (360) 902-5438
Washington Department of Labor and Industries
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Wyoming Department of Employment
Workers' Safety and Compensation Division
1510 East Pershing Boulevard - West Wing
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Gary Child, Director (307) 777-7441 Fax: (307) 777-6552
J.D. Danni, OSHA Program Manager (307) 777-7786 Fax: (307) 777-3646
Wyoming Department of Employment    

 

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State OSHA Safety Plan Posters - Free Downloads

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January 2008

All of the 26 State Plan States have posters on their occupational safety and health program that employers must post in the workplace. Twenty (20) of these States have an English poster available on the State website and 15 States have a Spanish poster electronically available. Two States (Minnesota and Washington) also provide the poster in other languages on their websites, including Arabic, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Oromo, Russian, Serbian, Somali, and Vietnamese. The chart below provides links to the posters available for immediate download from the State websites or contact information to request a poster.
 
State Plan Poster Available on the State Website?
ALASKA English [PDF – 77 KB]
ARIZONA English/Spanish [PDF – 57.3 KB]
CALIFORNIA English [PDF – 22.9 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 24.5 KB]
CONNECTICUT* No. Contact the State to obtain a copy.
HAWAII No. Contact the State to obtain a copy.
INDIANA English [PDF – 488 KB]
IOWA English [PDF - 224 KB]
KENTUCKY English [PDF – 93.8 KB]
Spanish [PDF - 102 KB]
MARYLAND Spanish [DOC - 285 KB]
MICHIGAN English [PDF – 243 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 29.9 KB]
MINNESOTA English [PDF – 79 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 152 KB]
Arabic [PDF – 322 KB]
Cambodian [PDF – 223 KB]
Hmong [PDF – 165 KB]
Laotian [PDF – 181 KB]
Oromo [PDF – 149 KB]
Russian [PDF – 286 KB]
Serbian [PDF – 163 KB]
Somali [PDF – 157 KB]
Vietnamese [PDF – 157 KB]
NEVADA English [PDF - 71 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 99.7 KB]
NEW JERSEY* No. Contact the State to obtain a copy.
NEW MEXICO English/Spanish [PDF – 218 KB]
NEW YORK* English [PDF – 53.4 KB]
NORTH CAROLINA English [PDF - 105 KB]
Spanish [PDF - 113 KB]
OREGON English [PDF – 378 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 155 KB]
PUERTO RICO No. Contact the State to obtain a copy.
SOUTH CAROLINA English [PDF - 34 KB]
Spanish [PDF - 108 KB]
TENNESSEE English [PDF - 72 KB]
Spanish [PDF - 1 MB]
UTAH English [PDF – 28.6 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 89.9 KB]
VERMONT English [PDF – 134 KB]
VIRGIN ISLANDS* No. Contact the State to obtain a copy.
VIRGINIA English [PDF – 109 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 104 KB]
WASHINGTON English/Spanish [PDF – 148 KB]
Cambodian [PDF – 148 KB]
Chinese [PDF – 378 KB]
Korean [PDF – 260 KB]
Russian [PDF – 312 KB]
Vietnamese [PDF – 417 KB]
WYOMING English [PDF – 1.27 MB]
   
TOTAL: 26 English: 20; Spanish: 15; Other Languages: 2

*State plan covers public employees only; Federal OSHA covers private sector.

 

 

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