In accordance with part 1953 of this chapter, the following Wyoming plan changes were approved by the Assistant Secretary:
the State submitted amendments to its Occupational Health and Safety Act (Laws 1983, Ch. 172), which
became effective on May 27, 1983, modifying the powers and duties of the Occupational health and Safety Commission, abolishing the powers of the
review board and Commission to hear contested cases and establishing an independent hearing officer to hear contested cases, providing procedures for
hearings and appeals whereby the Commission makes final administrative decisions in contested cases and the party adversely affected may appeal to the
District Court, making penalties for posting violations discretionary (although the State guidelines on penalties for posting violations parallel
OSHA's and are set forth in the Wyoming Operations Manual), requiring written notification to employers of their right to refuse entry, and creating
the Department of Occupational Health and Safety. The Assistant Secretary approved these amendments on February 27, 1989.
On March 29, 1994, the Assistant Secretary approved Wyoming's revised statutory penalty levels which
are the same as the revised Federal penalty levels contained in section 17 of the Act as amended on November 5, 1990.
The State submitted amendments to its Rules Practice and Procedure pertaining to contested cases,
hearings, discrimination, and petitions for modification of abatement; and making the regulations consistent with other statutory Health and Safety
Act which became effective on September 6, 1984, except amendment to Chapter IV, Enforcement which became effective on March 28, 1985. The Assistant
Secretary approved these amendments on February 27, 1989.
The Voluntary Protection Program. On October 24, 1996, the Assistant Secretary approved Wyoming's plan
supplement which is generally identical to the Federal Voluntary Protection Program, with the exception of organizational and position
Temporary Labor Camps/Field Sanitation. Effective February 3, 1997, the Assistant Secretary approved
Wyoming's plan amendment, dated July 19, 1996, relinquishing coverage for the issues of field sanitation (29 CFR 1928.110) and temporary labor camps
(29 CFR 1910.142) in agriculture (except for agricultural temporary labor camps associated with egg, poultry or red meat production, or the
post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities.) The Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, has assumed
responsibility for enforcement of these Federal OSHA standards in agriculture in Wyoming pursuant to Secretary of Labor's Order 5-96, dated December
[54 FR 9045, Mar. 3, 1989; 59 FR 14556, March 29, 1994; 61 FR 55098, Oct. 24, 1996; 62 FR 2558, Jan. 17, 1997]