Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...