Comparison: State vs. Federal
Alabama is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). There are no workplace safety and health rules for public sector employers (state or local government operations) in the state.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational health and safety in the private sector in Alabama.