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HR and Workplace Safety: Connecticut

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC


  • Federal OSHA has jurisdiction over private sector employers in Connecticut. See Overview: Connecticut OSHA.
  • Connecticut also has a federally approved State Plan, which applies to only to public sector employers, such as municipal and state workplaces. See CONN-OSHA.
  • Under Connecticut general statutes, certain employers are required to create workplace safety and health committees. See Additional State-Specific Compliance Requirements.
  • Connecticut strictly enforces and bans texting and the use of electronic handheld devices while driving. See Driving Policies.
  • The state has very specific requirements for drug testing, including post-accident and random testing. See Drug and Alcohol Testing as a Safety Measure.