Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety regulations are typically referred to as "OSHA regulations". However, in the public sector in NYS that is an incomplete reference. Within the NYS public sector, the OSHA regulations are enforced by Public Employees Safety and Health Administration (PESH). The Occupational Health and Safety regulations for public employees in NYS may be the federal OSHA regulation adopted verbatim (most safety standards), or a more stringent version (Permissible Exposure Levels), or even a regulation that is specific to the New York State public sector (Right-to-Know).