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Connecticut State Plan

About the Connecticut State Plan [Connecticut State Plan Website]

The State of Connecticut, under an agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health program in accordance with Section 18(b) of the Occupational Safety and health Act of 1970. The Connecticut State Plan was initially approved October 2, 1978, and was certified on August 19, 1986.

The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Division (CONN-OSHA) is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor. Connecticut OSHA is currently headed by Mr. Kenneth Tucker, Director. Connecticut OSHA is located in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Jurisdiction

The Connecticut State Plan applies to all public sector employers other than the Federal government employees. Federal government employees are covered by Federal OSHA, which also exercises jurisdiction over most private sector employers in the State of Connecticut. See 29 CFR 1956.40(a).

Regulations and Standards

CONN-OSHA has adopted all Federal 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. They relate to existing parts as follows:

Federal Standard Number Connecticut Standard Number
1910 31-372-101-1910
1915 31-372-102-1915
1916 31-372-103-1916
1917 31-372-104-1917
1918 31-372-105-1918
1919 31-372-106-1919
1926 31-372-107-1926
1928 31-372-108-1928
Enforcement Programs

Connecticut OSHA enforcement information is available at (860) 263-6900 or on the Connecticut Department of Labor website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

CONN-OSHA offers a number of voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Connecticut employers - both public and private - are invited to take advantage of the on-site consultation program, SHARP, Alliances, and Partnerships. More information on these programs is available at these links:

Policies and Procedures

Connecticut OSHA Program Directives are available at the Connecticut Department of Labor website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission hears and decides appeals of citations, including penalties and abatement dates, issued by the enforcement unit of CONN-OSHA. For more information contact (860) 263-6910.

Information about informal conferences can be accessed Connecticut Department of Labor website.

Other Resources

Connecticut OSHA offers a wide variety of compliance assistance materials and services via its public internet site.

Examples include:

  • CONN-OSHA Quarterly publication
  • Informatión en español
  • Application for Health Facility Licenses
  • Training and calendar of events
  • Requesting on-site consultation

Contact Information

Connecticut Department of Labor
  • 200 Folly Brook Boulevard
  • Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
  • Sharon Palmer, Commissioner
  • (860) 263-6505
  • (860) 263-6529

  • Division of Occupational Safety and Health
  • 38 Wolcott Hill Road
  • Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
  • Kenneth Tucker, Director
  • (860) 263-6900
  • (860) 263-6940

Disclaimer

OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.

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