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HR and Workplace Safety: New York

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


  • New York operates under the jurisdiction of federal OSHA for private and federal employers. See State Plan.
  • New York has a State Plan that applies to public sector workers. See New York PESH.
  • New York strictly enforces and bans texting and the use of electronic handheld devices while driving. See Driving Policies.
  • Drug testing standards exist for workers in safety sensitive areas in New York. See Drug and Alcohol Testing as a Safety Measure.