Comparison: State vs. Federal
Federal OSHA regulates private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers and therefore federal workplace safety and health penalties apply to such employers. There are no workplace safety and health rules for state and local government employers.
• Rules. Florida provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its hazardous materials transportation laws.
• Administration and enforcement.OSHA regulates private sector workplaces in the state. FDOT's Motor Carrier Compliance Office enforces the federal regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials on the state's highways.