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[Wyoming State Plan Website]
Contact Information

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Herschler Building
122 West 25th St., 2nd Floor East
Cheyenne, WY 82002
PH: (307) 777-8650
Fax: (307) 777-5857

John Ysebaert, Administrator, Office of Standards and Compliance
PH: (307) 777-7672
Fax: (307) 777-5805


Wyoming Workers Safety (OSHA)

J.D. Danni, OSHA Program Manager
PH: (307) 777-7786
Fax: (307) 777-3646

Ken Masters, Compliance Supervisor
PH: (307) 777-7705

Dan Bulkley, Consultation Supervisor
PH: (307) 777-7710

About the Wyoming State Plan

The State of Wyoming, under agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Wyoming State Plan was initially approved on May 3, 1974, and was granted final state plan approval on June 27, 1985.

Jurisdiction

The Wyoming State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the State, with the exception of Federal employees (including those employed at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks), the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector maritime, employment at Warren Air Force Base and at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserve in Casper, and certain agricultural related operations (field sanitation and temporary labor camps), which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction. See 29 CFR 1952.345.

Regulations and Standards

The Wyoming State Plan adopts all federal standards identically except for 1910 Subpart A, B, and C, and 1926 Subpart A and B, which have been reworded to reflect the Wyoming's Safety Act. New standards are promulgated by the state of Wyoming within six months of promulgation by the Secretary of Labor. Wyoming cannot adopt standards that are more stringent than corresponding federal standards, but can adopt standards for industries not covered by federal OSHA.

Wyoming has adopted the federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements identical to the federal rule, 29 CFR 1904.

For Wyoming's Occupational Safety and Health Standards, access the Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety's standards page.

Wyoming has unique standards that cover Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing, Special Servicing and Anchor Tester Requirements. Federal OSHA does not have specific standards for this industry.

Since Wyoming does not have jurisdiction in maritime industries, the state has not adopted 29 CFR 1915, 1916, 1917, or 1918 or a state equivalent.

Enforcement Programs

Wyoming compliance is responsible for the enforcement of the OSHA and Wyoming safety and health standards. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where hazardous conditions are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, employee complaints or referrals. Inspections in Wyoming are scheduled for high hazard industries using worker compensation rates or through local emphasis programs or the University of Tennessee Dodge Report system. More information on enforcement in Wyoming can be found on Wyoming's Compliance Page or by calling (307) 777-7786.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

Wyoming offers free safety and health assistance to Wyoming employers upon request through a voluntary on-site Consultation Program. Consultation Services includes safety and health program assistance, courtesy on-site hazard surveys, and safety and health training on a variety of subjects covering general industry, construction, and the oil and gas industry.

Wyoming operates three successful recognition programs: Cowboy Voluntary Protection Program (CVPP) [PDF*- 26 KB], Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) [PDF*- 69 KB] and Employer's Voluntary Technical Assistance Program (EVTAP) [PDF*- 73 KB]. More detailed information on these programs can be found on Wyoming's Consultation Page.

Policies and Procedures

The Wyoming Rules of Practice and Procedure provide guidance for Enforcement and Consultation Programs. The procedures can be found on-line by accessing the Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety Compliance page.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

Informal conferences are conducted in the Wyoming OSHA office in an effort to resolve contested cases. Contested cases not resolved by informal conference are referred to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), which is an independent state agency. The OAH hearing officer then recommends a decision to the Occupational Safety and Health Commission which is composed of seven Commissioners appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for six year terms. The Commission is composed of one management representative, one labor representative, one medical doctor and four at-large members. The Commission makes the final decision concerning contested cases. If appealed by either party, the contested case will move to the District Court and onto the State Supreme Court if not resolved.

Office of Administrative Hearings
Wyoming Financial Center
2020 Carey Avenue, 9th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Other Resources

Wyoming offers a wide variety of training classes to their constituents. A list of those courses and a schedule of upcoming training can be found on the Wyoming website under Safety Training Resources.


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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