Twenty-four (24) states are covered entirely by the federal OSHA program.
he New York State Department of Labor's Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Program oversees the workplace protection of public employees at the State and local level. Protection guidelines are determined by standards set by OSHA, which enforces these guidelines in the private sector. While similar hazards can occur in public and private sector jobs, the PESH Program also addresses safety and health areas that are of specific concern to public employees. Public sector work sites range from subway tunnels and public landfills to hospitals and office buildings.