OSHA Training and Regulatory Resources for Oklahoma
Oklahoma Safety training programs are modeled after the OSHA outreach training requirements program. Oklahoma does not have an approved state plan adopted by OSHA. The state does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health plan. The federal OSH Act of 1970 governs occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace. The OSHA General Duty Clause mandates that all companies provide a safe environment for their workers.
Public sector (state and local government operations) employers are governed by workplace Oklahoma safety and health rules, which have adopted the federal rules except that the state rules for injury and illness record keeping are stricter than the federal equivalent. The state rules for reporting fatalities and hospitalizations are less strict than the federal rules. The state requires certain public sector workplaces to adopt formal safety programs. Oklahoma’s Department of Labor, Workplace Safety and Health Division, provides consultative services for companies to help promote safety.
For some local and state programs, construction workers may need some background in fundamental safety essentials. Oklahoma safety laws require that employers keep records and follow state law for employee protection. Workers may wish to enroll in the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Training Course in order to achieve the awareness needed. The OSHA Wallet Card from the Department of Labor will satisfy requirements in the state and all other 50 states. Supervisors and executives may wish to take the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety Training Course to become more familiar with the management and mitigation of safety risks in a construction environment.
For those environments that are non-construction, such as health care, schools, universities, manufacturing, distribution and others, workers will want to enroll in the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training Course. Supervisors will opt for the OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course. All provided the foundation requirements for Oklahoma safety training needed for compliance.
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