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Many of the OSHA-approved state plans have implemented or assisted in the development of emergency preparedness and/or homeland security related initiatives and guidance materials. These States cover most private sector workers and are also required to extend their coverage to public sector (state and local government) workers in the state. State plans have standards which are identical to or "at least as effective as" Federal OSHA standards.
Examples of State Plan Guidance Materials
Highlights of innovative programs implemented by the State Plans to promote worker safety and health, as described in "Grassroots Worker Protection", the Annual Report of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association (OSHSPA):
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