Tag: state plans

Governors Object to OSHA Actions on State Plans

The governors of Arizona, South Carolina, and Utah all objected to plans by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to revoke federal approval of their states’ safety and health programs. The agency alleges the three state programs are less effective than federal safety and health enforcement because the states have not adopted OSHA’s […]

Ask the Expert: Location, Location, Location

Our experts at EHS Hero® recently received a subscriber-submitted question regarding OSHA regulations and how they apply to workers operating across multiple states. If a company’s headquarters are in a state covered by a State Plan, do those same regulations apply when employees are working beyond state lines? Read on to see what our experts had to […]

Fall protection, PPE

OSHA Will Not Reconsider Arizona State Plan Over Fall Protection Conflicts

OSHA will no longer pursue reconsideration of Arizona’s occupational safety and health program, the agency announced in a July 26 Federal Register (FR) notice (84 FR 35989). OSHA had proposed pulling its approval of the state program over a state fall protection statute that failed to align with federal standards.


Judge Orders EPA to Meet State Landfill Plan Deadlines

A federal district court judge ordered the EPA to approve or disapprove plans states have submitted to implement the Agency’s Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. The complaint against the Agency was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by eight states that argued that the […]