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Occupational Safety and Health Plans by State

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

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.