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.
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.