Employers have to comply with the OSHA safety and health regulations.

Who enforces the OSHA regulations?

Private sector workplaces fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA. The phone number for the OSHA area office in Maine is 207-626-9160.

Maine public sector workplaces (state, county and municipal workplaces, including public schools and colleges) are under the Maine Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Standards. Telephone: 207-623-7900.

"We've had businesses call and ask what we do for safety programs and we tell them about your office and (that we) use SafetyWorks! ... (A) plant wide inspection lets us know what the problems are before OSHA comes in and prevents employees from getting injured."

Ben Church, Kaiser Industries

Other workplace safety and health regulations

OSHA Recordkeeping - Most private businesses with 11 or more workers and all public sector workplaces in Maine must keep OSHA injury and illness logs.

Maine Video Display Terminal (VDT) Law - Maine workplaces with at least one employee who spends 4 or more hours a day on the computer must comply with this law.

See related regulations in the left column.

SafetyWorks! can help you understand the regulations.

The professionals at SafetyWorks can show you how to navigate the sometimes technical and often confusing "jungle" of OSHA regulations. They can help you figure out what regulations apply in your workplace and what you need to do to comply. Just Ask the Expert, take one of our free classes, or request a free on-site audit.

(Please note: OSHA regulations provide a minimal level of protection for workers. They do not cover every workplace hazard. Employers may need to go beyond the legal standards to protect workers from the dangers at their workplaces. Industry best practices can often guide employers who seek greater protection for employees.)