Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Use the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) website to determine if the state in which you live has an OSHA-approved state plan. If it does, go to the state’s website, and compare the reporting and recordkeeping requirements with the OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1904. Discuss any differences you found. If your state does not have an approved plan, research the information for any state that does have one. my state is Mississippi . this is what I need re written – The Tennessee State Plan applies to private-sector workplaces in the state with the exception of:
Maritime employment (including shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring, but not including marine construction, which is covered by TOSHA);
Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in United States Postal Service (USPS) mail operations;
Railroad employment, not otherwise regulated by another federal agency;
Employment at Tennessee Valley Authority facilities and on military bases; and
All working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers onboard aircraft in operation.
OSHA’s records show Tennessee’s were adopted identically.
“In addition, any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation, or facility over which the state is unable to effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons not related to the required performance or structure of the plan shall be deemed to be an issue not covered by the finally approved plan, and shall be subject to federal enforcement. TOSHA covers state and local government workers but does not cover federal government employers including USPS. Federal OSHA covers the issues not covered by the Tennessee State Plan. In addition, Federal OSHA enforces the retains enforcement of the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Section 11(c), 29 USC 660(c), with respect to the private sector. The State Plan also investigates private and state and local government workplace retaliation cases under a provision analogous to Section 11(c).” (OSHA.gov)