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Occupational Safety and Health Plans by State

Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

Because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has many businesses to inspect but few inspectors, it encourages states to create their own safety and health plans. A state plan approved by OSHA will contain its own rules and regulations - so long as they are at least as strict as OSHA's regulations - and the plan's inspectors will inspect employers in the state and issue their own citations. OSHA will, however, fund up to half of the plan.

The following chart shows if a state has an occupational safety and health plan.