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||Safety Standards for Stairways and Ladders Used in the Construction Industry
||Section 7 - VII. State Plan Standards
VII. State Plan Standards
The 25 states and territories with their own OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plans must adopt a comparable standard within 6 months of the publication date of the final rule. These states and territories are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut (for State and local government employees only), Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York (for state and local government employees only), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wyoming. Until such time as a comparable standard is promulgated, Federal OSHA will provide interim enforcement assistance, as appropriate, in these states and territories.