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There are some states (and territories) that have state OSHA plans, and have a designated
state agency to enforce occupational safety and health standards. The current list of
states with approved plans is available in Table 1. Further information on state plans can
be found on the OSHA website, and that reference is listed on the Internet Resources
page. The standards are set by the state and are required to be at least as stringent as the
federal OSHA standards. States without state OSHA plans leave the responsibility for
the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health standards to federal
OSHA. The federal OSHA plan covers private employees. The coverage of private and
public employees varies among the states, and it is best to review that information for
your own state. Those laws are also undergoing continuous review and revision, and it
would not be accurate for a summary to be provided in this module. Table 1. State Occupational Safety and Health Plans. Alaska
New Mexico New Yo...
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- Summer '11