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Alabama Safety and Health: What you need to know

Alabama does not have its own approved occupational safety and health plan; therefore, the federal standards are the governing law of the state for private sector workplaces. There is no state law in Alabama that governs safety in the workplace for public sector employers (state and municipal agencies, schools, commissions, etc.). There is a detailed discussion of the federal regulations.
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Employers who have implemented an effective safety and health program, have corrected all hazards identified during an on-site consultation visit, have a lost workday incidence rate lower than their industry's national average, and have a program in place to prevent hazards may be, upon their request, nominated for SHARP by the director of Safe State. If approved, the employer is awarded a SHARP certificate and a banner recognizing the company's safety and health program achievement. The company is then removed from OSHA's general scheduled inspection list for one year. SHARP is renewable each year if all conditions of the program continue to be met.

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