Comparison: State vs. Federal
Mississippi is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector. There is no state law that governs workplace safety in the public sector (state and local agencies, school systems).
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including training requirements, in the private sector workplace.