Overview of OSHA-Approved State Plans in Region IX

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 encourages states to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. OSHA approves and monitors State Plans and provides up to 50 percent of an approved plan’s operating costs.

All four of the states within the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s Region IX operate complete State plans (covering both the private sector and state and local government employees), including:

California

California Department of Industrial Relations

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is the occupational safety and health division of the California Department of Industrial Relations. It protects workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California (excluding federal employees) through its research and standards, enforcement and consultation programs. Visit California State Plan for more information.

Arizona

Industrial Commission of Arizona

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) retains jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments. Visit Arizona State Plan for more information.

Nevada

Nevada Division of Industrial Relations

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) is part of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry, and is responsible for the enforcement of Nevada OSHA safety and health standards. The Nevada State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the state excluding federal employees. Visit Nevada State Plan for more information.

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH), part of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, administers the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Law for all private and public sector places of employment in the State (excluding federal employees). Visit Hawaii State Plan for more information.

Visit OSHA’s State Plans webpage for additional information on OSHA-Approved State Plans.

About the OSHA Training Center

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).

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