Georgia Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Georgia state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials motor carriers regulations. See the TABLE for state agency hazardous materials motor carriers inspection requirements.

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Georgia is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). Public sector (state government offices and operations) employers in Georgia are governed by the requirements of the state’s worker chemical right-to-know rules; the state’s rules for agency inspections of workplaces are not as strict as the federal inspection rules. There are no additional safety and health inspection requirements for public sector (state and local government) workplaces.

For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces the inspection requirements under federal employment safety and occupational health rules that apply to private workplaces in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) administers and enforces the state’s public sector worker right-to-know requirements.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations as they apply to motor carriers.

State Requirements
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Hazardous materials transportationCode of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 40-1-24 The DPS may stop and inspect all motor vehicles using the public highways for ...

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