Mississippi Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

Mississippi Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Mississippi state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials motor carrier regulations. See the TABLE for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.

Mississippi’s workplace self-inspection requirements follow the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. The state requirements for agency inspections of a workplace mirror federal requirements.

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For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations as they apply to motor carriers.

OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health in the private sector workplace.

State Requirements
TABLE: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersMississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 77-7-16 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the MDOT may inspect any vehicle transporting hazardous material that requires placarding under federal Hazardous Material Regulations.

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