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Q & A: Exempt from OSHA?

Q & A: Exempt from OSHA?

Question: “If the state has no written program, is a 'public' entity exempt from OSHA? Also, what is your recommendation regarding ensuring compliance across multiple industries /segregated divisions? Thanks!”

Answer: Nope. There are states with OSHA-Approved state plans and states covered by federal OSHA: OSHA Map

The law is the law. And whether we’re talking about state or federal training standards, your organization is bound by OSHA’s General Duty Clause, which state

SEC. 5. Duties

(a) Each employer --

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;


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