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HR and Workplace Safety: New Hampshire

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


  • Federal OSHA is the agency that governs New Hampshire workplace health and safety in the private sector. See Federal OSHA.
  • The state has enacted additional workplace safety requirements that apply to all employers. See Additional State-Specific Compliance Requirements.
  • New Hampshire has a three-year statute of limitations for individuals to sue for personal injuries, such as for injuries or illnesses caused by toxic chemicals. See Toxic Chemicals.
  • New Hampshire has created distracted driving laws that make texting and driving a primary offense for all drivers. See Driving Policies.
  • New Hampshire does not have specific drug and alcohol testing laws governing private employers. See Drug and Alcohol Testing as a Safety Measure.