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Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division

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Our Mission

Helping to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for every worker in the State of Utah.

The tradition of protecting our workers and improving workplace safety and health is nothing new in the great State of Utah.

By the 1950s, two decades before the creation of Federal OSHA, Utah had promulgated standards and safety orders addressing some of the most serious threats to worker’s safety at that time. This proactive approach was again evident in 1973, when Utah enacted the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act, Utah Code Ann. §34A-6-101 et seq.​, giving UOSH the mandate to administer all laws and lawful orders to ensure that every employee in this state has a workplace free of recognized hazards.

According to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, States can apply for approval to operate their own occupational safety and health programs. Utah started the state plan application and approval process in 1973 and was granted official approval on July 16, 1985. Since that date, occupational safety and health in the state falls under the authority of the State of Utah Labor Commission. There are 26 states and territories considered state plan states in the country. Today, Utah’s commitment to worker safety and health remains as strong as ever.

Work related fatalities, serious injuries and imminent danger situations can be reported to UOSH 24/7 by calling (801) 530-6901. If there is no answer, please leave a message and you will be contacted during business hours. 

Compliance

The primary responsibility of UOSH Compliance is to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the State of Utah safe and healthful working conditions.

Consultation

Our goal is to educate and assist employers and their employees in promoting safety and health in the workplace to prevent injuries and illnesses. UOSH Consultation helps accomplish this without issuing citations or penalties.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible and dedicated to serving the people of Utah by developing, implementing programs, collecting, and compiling fatal and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state.

UOSH Resources

Access to resources such as quarterly newsletter, federal and state standards, required workplace posters,
whistleblower protection, UOSH forms, request for record information, compliance assistance, links to
OSHA tools, guides, and more.