[Wyoming State Plan Website]
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at 202-693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.