Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration

News & Announcements

Registration for 2022 Tennessee Safety and Health Conference (Updated March 25, 2022)

Registration is open for the 2022 Tennessee Safety and Health Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 29-31, 2022. This annual conference is an opportunity to meet, speak with, and learn from safety and health professionals from across the state. Additionally, a number of venders will be present to demonstrate products and services ranging from safety glasses to permit required confined space rescue. If you provide sales and services in the safety and health field, you may consider reviewing opportunities to become an exhibitor or sponsor.

To learn more and to register, please visit the TSHC website at

The conference is a joint venture between the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Update Regarding the Emergency Temporary Standard for Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing in Tennessee (Updated January 26, 2022)

Federal OSHA has announced it is withdrawing its Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard.

Federal OSHA is not withdrawing the ETS to the extent that it serves as a proposed rule under section 6(c)(3) of the [OSH] Act, and this action does not affect the ETS’s status as a proposal under section 6(b) of the [OSH] Act or otherwise affect the status of the notice-and-comment rulemaking commenced by the Vaccination and Testing ETS.



Tennessee OSHA improves occupational safety and health through enforcement of the general industry, construction and agricultural occupational safety and health standards in workplaces.

Consultative Services

We assist employers in achieving a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce costs, and increase profits without the worry of citations or monetary penalties. This no-cost service is designed to assist employers in developing or enhancing safety and health management systems.

Training & Education

TOSHA Training Services assist employers, employees, and their representatives in reducing safety and health hazards in their workplaces and in complying with the requirements of Tennessee OSHA standards and regulations. Join us in our effort of reducing safety and health hazards in your workplace.

Fatality, Hospitalization & Amputation Reporting

Employers are required by law to report all workplace fatalities within EIGHT hours of occurrence. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye must be reported within 24 hours.

File a Safety Complaint

You have the right to file a complaint and request an inspection if you believe a safety and health hazard exists.

Online Penalty Payment

You may pay your penalty online using a credit card or electronic check. There will be a convenience fee added to credit card payments. There will be no fee added to an electronic check payment. 

Recognition Programs

Safety is important; it deserves some recognition.

Search Establishment Inspections

View a company’s inspection history, safety standards violations, or penalties assessed by TOSHA here.

Attend the Safety Conference

Engage yourself in safety and health and discuss topics of mutual concern that affect working men and women. Join us August 29-31, 2022.

TOSHA Offices

Visit a local TOSHA office to discuss safety programs or consultation that can elevate your workplace's safety and heath.

Media Contact

Members of the media requesting information about a TOSHA investigation or a TOSHA program, please contact Assistant Administrator of Communications Chris Cannon.

Common Questions

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) is committed to helping Tennesseans improve workplace safety and health. Some of these services include outreach, consultation and enforcement efforts.