Occupational Safety and Health State Program

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Labor And Industries, Washington State Department Of $ 7,018,700   2018-10-012019-09-30
Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing And Regulation $ 3,999,100   2018-10-012019-09-30
Industrial Relations, California Department Of $ 26,544,300   2018-10-012019-09-30
Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs $ 9,963,300   2018-10-012019-09-30
Consumer And Business Services, Oregon Department Of $ 5,124,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
Labor, North Carolina Department Of $ 5,326,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
Workforce Services, Wyoming Department Of $ 531,200   2018-10-012019-09-30
Labor, Connecticut Department Of $ 629,700   2018-10-012019-09-30
Labor, Maine Department Of $ 400,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
Virgin Islands Department Labor $ 195,700   2018-10-012019-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: State inspections were 43,105. Fiscal Year 2017: State inspections are estimated at 42,371. Fiscal Year 2018: State inspections are estimated at 41,735.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants to States to administer and enforce State programs for occupational safety and health, limited to States having federally approved plans.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Designated State agencies which have federally approved occupational safety and health plans.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any employer, worker or their representative from a business engaged in interstate commerce except those under jurisdiction of other Federal agencies.


State agency responsible for occupational safety and health must show that its program is 'at least as effective' as the Federal occupational safety and health program. This is accomplished by providing standards covering occupational safety and health issues, an enforcement program for those standards, and adequate legal authority and resources to operate the program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application instructions are distributed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to the approved State Plan States through OSHA's Directives System. Completed applications are returned to the National Office.

Award Procedures

Final approval of funding requests is given annually by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Occupational Safety and Health Act, Section 23(g), Public Law 91-596, 29 U.S.C 60(c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.


Not Applicable.


Grants to States for administering their own safety and health programs that can be renewed indefinitely, provided they continue to meet the 'at least as effective' requirements. Applications for renewals are submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Grants Office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. The Federal share may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost to the State. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

State program grants are aspects of a continuing program. Grantees receive funds through the Department of Health and Human Services' Payment Management System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are required quarterly and annually.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Reports are required quarterly.

Performance monitoring is conducted by the Regional Offices on a quarterly and annual basis.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. .


Records must be retained for 3 years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $100,850,000; FY 17 est $100,850,000; and FY 18 est $100,658,000 - Fiscal year 2016 grants ranged from $196,000 to $26,544,000. These awards represent approximately 50 percent of the total program cost. (Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2200; and 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 2900.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Regional Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Headquarters Office

Aleksandr Krivitskiy 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: krivitskiy.aleks@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-2423 Fax: 202-693-1696

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Grants may be awarded only to a State agency, designated by the Governor of a State, which has had its State Plan approved by the Assistant Secretary and which has submitted an application for a grant.

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