Georgia OSHA : What you need to know
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. 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 OSH Act governs workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.
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 (PEHCPA). The Act’s requirements are similar to the federal rules, with some requirements that are stricter than federal requirements.For more information, see the state section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA Region 4 administers and enforces occupational health and safety in the private sector in Georgia. GDOL's Safety Engineering Division administers worker right-to-know requirements in the public sector workplace.
CGA 45-22-1 et seq.
Private sector workplaces are covered under federal workplace safety and health rules. Public sector employers are covered under the state’s hazard communication rules. There are no additional state workplace safety and health rules for public sector employers.
Public Sector Defined
A public sector employer is any branch, department, board, bureau, commission, authority, or other agency of the state which employs or appoints an employee or employees.
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