Georgia Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200

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Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right-to-Know Act of 1988 (Right-to-Know Act), Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 45-22-1 to 45-22-12, and regulations at Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 300-3-19-.03

Chemical list: CGA 45-22-9

Education and training: CGA 45-22-8 and GRR 300-3-19-.03

Contractors: CGA 45-22-4 and GRR 300-3-19-.04

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 4

Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Safety Engineering

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

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, private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers are governed by the federal hazard communication regulations.

Public sector (state government offices and operations) employers in Georgia are governed by the requirements of the state's Right-to-Know Act. The state's rules are identical to the federal rules, with some requirements that are stricter than federal requirements.

For information on federal occupational safety and health requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.

Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces hazard communication requirements in the private sector in Georgia. GDOL administers and enforces the state's public sector ...


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