The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Division (CONN-OSHA) is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor. The main office is located in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
CONN-OSHA covers all public sector employees in the state, with the exception of federal government employees. Federal government employees, including those employed by the United States Postal Service and those on military bases, are covered by OSHA, which also exercises jurisdiction over most private sector employers in the State of Connecticut.
CONN-OSHA has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to public sector employer operations. CONN-OSHA incorporates federal standards by reference. Therefore, the state and federal standards are identical. CONN-OSHA has not adopted any unique state standards.
CONN-OSHA compliance is responsible for the enforcement of CONN-OSHA safety and health standards. CONN-OSHA utilizes the OSHA Field Operations Manual (FOM) to provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of CONN-OSHA regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of: regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, employee complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Connecticut can be found on the Connecticut State Plan website.
CONN-OSHA offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. CONN-OSHA also offers on-site consultation services which help employers – both public and private – comply with CONN-OSHA or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Connecticut State Plan website.
CONN-OSHA management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission hears and rules on appeals from citations, notifications and penalties issued by CONN-OSHA's enforcement unit.
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