This page contains links to state laws pertaining to occupational safety and health protection for public employees. On this page you can find our safety alerts, hazard bulletins, fatal facts and
information about new or updated standards.
HB 308 incorporated by reference all federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards found in the
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Parts 1910,
1928 as Ohio Employment Risk Reduction Standards.
All adopted Ohio Employment Risk Reduction Standards are found in Chapter 4167 of the Ohio Revised Code and the
Ohio Administrative Code.
Each calendar year PERRP compiles statistics on the Top 25 recognized hazards identified during voluntary and enforcement inspections. Public employers and employees can use this tool to identify hazardous
conditions in their workplace.
Most Common Violations by Section
Most Common Violations by Standard
Most Common Violations by Subpart
PERRP Safety Alerts (PSAs) provide important information that employers can use to educate their employees about potential risks that have caused public employee injuries or deaths in Ohio.
Each PSA outlines ways to reduce or eliminate work related accidents. It also covers training and proper work practices. Then it identifies controls necessary to reduce the risk of serious injury.
PSAs are not a standard or regulation, and they create no new legal obligations. PSAs are advisory in nature, informational in content, and intended to assist public employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.
Fact sheets and checklists
Fact sheets and checklists are intended to assist public employers and employees with understanding the adopted standards and the
recognition of hazardous conditions. They provide summaries of new or updated Ohio Employment Risk Reduction Standards and guidance
on other issues that frequently occur in public sector workplaces.
Crane Operator Certification Fact Sheet
On Nov. 8, 2010, PERRP adopted an Ohio Employment Risk Reduction standard for cranes and derricks used during public employment construction activities. If you're a state or local government (public) employer or employee in
Ohio, you must comply with this adopted standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC. This fact sheet summarizes requirements in this updated standard for the certification of crane operators.
Indoor Air Quality checklist
This checklist helps employers to address indoor air quality issues in their workplace.
PERRP Safety and Health Training Checklist
This resource provides a general list of training and information subjects found in adopted PERRP standards.
PERRP Program Review Checklist
This checklist covers the most-common documentation requirements in adopted PERRP standards.