Safety and Health
State Resource Locator
Tennessee is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) strives to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of Tennessee workers. Staff establishes protective standards, enforces those standards and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance, training and consultation programs.
The Standards & Procedures section prepares state and federal rules changes and federal program changes for adoption by the State. This section provides interpretations of specific standards and help to both employers and employees in finding and understanding TOSHA standards. The section provides standards manuals for 29 CFR 1910 General Industry, for 29 CFR 1926 Construction and for 29 CFR 1928 Agriculture at cost. This section adopts federal rules changes to remain "at least as effective as the federal program and adopts state rule changes.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
Consultative Services is a program offered to employers, especially smaller employers, to assist them in achieving a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Consultative Services offers both occupational safety and industrial hygiene services to manufacturing, construction, and other types of businesses in Tennessee. This no-cost service is designed to assist employers in developing or enhancing safety and health management systems.