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Occupational Safety & Health State Plan Association


OSHSPA is the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association, an organization of twenty-nine (29) states and territories that have OSHA-approved state plans.  OSHSPA is the link between state plans, federal OSHA, and Congress.  OSHSPA representatives meet three (3) times a year to exchange information and address shared concerns.  OSHSPA representatives also appear before congressional committees and other hearings to report on workplace safety and health matters.

State Plans impact the safety and health of more than sixty-four (64) million workers.  In addition to their enforcement role, state plans help employers make safer workplaces by providing free consultative services, educational outreach, and technical assistance.  More information regarding each State Plan can be found via the website links below and in the Grassroots Reports under the “Reports” heading of this website.

State Plans

The following states have approved plans.
 Alaska Arizona California Connecticut* 
 Hawaii Illinois*  Indiana   Iowa 
 Kentucky Maine*  Maryland  Massachusetts* 
 Michigan Minnesota Nevada   New Jersey* 
 New Mexico New York*  North Carolina Oregon
 Puerto Rico South Carolina  Tennessee Utah
 Vermont Virgin Islands*  Virginia  Washington

*Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Virgin Islands jurisdiction is public sector employment only.  OSHA exercises private sector jurisdiction in these states.

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