Connecticut is one of 3 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program that only covers state and local government employees. This program is operated by the Connecticut Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health. All other employees are covered by the federal OSHA program.
The Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN- OSHA) administers Connecticut's Public Employer Only State Plan. The program adopts and enforces occupational safety and health standards as they apply to all state and municipal employees.
CONN-OSHA does not enforce occupational safety and health standards in private businesses in Connecticut. In those businesses, OSHA standards are enforced by Federal OSHA. The two Federal OSHA Area Offices in Connecticut are located in Bridgeport and Hartford.
CONN-OSHA also provides training and education programs and on-site consultations. These programs are offered to both public and private sector workplaces in Connecticut and may cover a variety of safety and health topics. In addition, we have posted a few of our sample written programs on-line at: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/osha/sample-programs.htm.
The Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Unit provides information on workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities that occur in Connecticut and, through the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI), collects data for Federal OSHA targeting and program evaluation purposes.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
CONN-OSHA offers a variety of consulting services to both public and private employers in Connecticut. All of their consulting services are available at no charge and are tailored to fit individual employer needs. Additionally, penalties and citations are not issued as a result of the consulting process.