The department has sole authority and responsibility for the administration and enforcement of this chapter. The commissioner will consult with the Department of Health in matters related to occupational health and will through written agreement determine those reasonably appropriate services which the Department of Health will provide in order to effectuate the provisions of this chapter. Any other department or official of this state or political subdivision thereof which would in any way affect the administration or enforcement of this chapter shall cooperate and coordinate all such activities with the department to assure orderly and efficient administration and enforcement of this chapter.
The department is authorized and empowered to make all contracts and to do all things necessary to cooperate with the United States government, and to qualify for, accept and disburse any grant from the United States government intended for the administration of this chapter.
The commissioner shall designate a liaison officer from the department whose duty it shall be to insure the maximum possible consistency in procedures and to insure minimum duplication between the department and the other agencies that may be involved in occupational safety and health.