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Accession Number PB2013-107053
Title Workplace Safety and Health: OSHA Can Better Respond to State-Run Programs Facing Challenges.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 45p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is generally responsible for setting and enforcing occupational safety and health standards in the nation's workplaces. OSHA carries out enforcement directly in 34 states and territories, while the remaining 22 have chosen to administer their own enforcement programs (referred to as state-run programs) under plans approved by OSHA. GAO was asked to review issues related to state-run programs. This report examines (1) what challenges states face in administering their safety and health programs, and (2) how OSHA responds to state-run programs with performance issues. GAO reviewed relevant federal laws, regulations and OSHA policies; conducted a survey of 22 state-run programs; and interviewed officials in OSHA's national office, all 10 OSHA regions, and from a nongeneralizable sample of 5 state-run programs; and interviewed labor and business associations and safety and health experts.
Keywords Businesses
Federal laws
Government policies
National government
Occupational safety and health
State programs

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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