Comparison: State vs. Federal
Alabama is not a state-plan state; thus, private sector workplaces in Alabama are subject to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules regarding inspections. There is no state law that governs workplace safety in the public sector (state and local agencies, school systems, etc.).
OSHA administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in the private sector in Alabama.
For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.
Alabama state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations. See the TABLE for state agency inspection requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Alabama Public Service Commission enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Alabama.