Georgia Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Federal OSHA rules govern workplace safety and health in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces. Public sector (state government offices and operations) employers in Georgia are governed by the requirements of the Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right-to-Know Act. Public sector employers are not subject to penalties for violations of the public employee right-to-know rules. There are no additional safety and health requirements for public sector workplaces.

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Administration and enforcement. Federal OSHA administers and enforces safety and health rules in private sector workplaces in Georgia. GDOL's Safety Engineering Division administers worker right-to-know requirements in the public sector workplace. DPS enforces the hazardous materials transportation rules in Georgia.

Georgia law provides civil and criminal penalties for violations of its transporter regulations. See the Table for state-specific penalties for violations of hazardous materials transportation regulations.




Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Violation of hazardous materials transportation laws or regulations Criminal:CGA 40-1-23(v) and GRR 2-4:A misdemeanor
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Willful violation of hazardous materials regulations Civil:GRR 6-3:Up to $15,000; up to $10,000 for each day the violation continues
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Knowing violation of hazardous materials regulations Civil:GRR 6-3:Up to the limits of the federal fines; each day of violation constitutes a separate offense
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