Sec. 31-371. Regulations. In the adoption of regulations under the authority of this chapter, the commissioner shall:
(a) Provide for the preparation, adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations governing the conditions of employment of general and special application in all work places;
(b) Provide a method of encouraging employers and employees in their efforts to reduce the number of safety and health hazards arising from undesirable, inappropriate or unnecessary working conditions at the work place and of stimulating employers and employees to institute new, and to perfect existing, programs for providing safe and healthful working conditions;
(c) Provide for appropriate reporting procedures by employers with respect to such information relating to conditions of employment as will assist in achieving the objectives of this chapter;
(d) Provide for the frequency, method and manner of making inspections of work places without advance notice, provided, in the event of an emergency or unusual situation, the commissioner may give advance notice;
(e) Provide for the publication and dissemination to employers, employees and labor organizations, and the posting, where appropriate, by employers of informational, education or training materials calculated to aid and assist in achieving the objectives of this chapter;
(f) Provide for the establishment of new, and the perfection and expansion of existing, programs for occupational safety and health education for employers and employees and institute methods and procedures for the establishment of a program for voluntary compliance by employers and employees with the requirements of this chapter and all applicable safety and health standards and regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority of this chapter.
(P.A. 73-379, S. 5, 21; P.A. 74-137, S. 3, 4, 21; P.A. 80-46, S. 3.)
History: P.A. 74-137 added references to owners in Subsecs. (b) and (e); P.A. 80-46 deleted references to owners.