OSHA Training and Regulatory Resources for Georgia
Safety Training Programs for the State of Georgia are provided to workers through the federal OSHA Outreach Training Program courses. These courses are available both online, through self-paced computer training and on-site courses provided under the OSHA Outreach Training Program. Since Georgia is not a State Plan state, employers operate under the federal guidelines established under the OSH Act of 1970. The OSHA General Duty Clause mandates that all companies provide a safe environment for their workers.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) directs all governmental surveillance and compliance of state and federal regulations. The Georgia Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program, part of GDPH, uses it’s organization to monitor workplace related injuries and illnesses, then use that information to create new guidelines that will help prevent those risks to the State’s workforce. More than four million people age 16 years and older make up the state’s employed base.
Georgia OSHA Safety Training is suggested and encouraged through the various Georgia state agencies. Georgia is not an OSHA State Plan participant, so all directives are enforced through the Federal OSHA regulations. While the Georgia monitors workplace compliance, company compliance is largely based in federal OSHA regulations, guidelines, rules and directives. OSHA established the OSHA Outreach Training Program to provide workers with an easy way to study and receive their OSHA Wallet Card.
Helpful link to the Safety and Health Standards.
Department of Labor Offices in Georgia:
Atlanta East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
2183 N. Lake Parkway, Building 7
Tucker, Georgia 30084-4154
(770) 493-7725 FAX
Atlanta West Area Office
1995 North Park Place S.E., Suite 525
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 984-8855 FAX
Savannah Area Office
450 Mall Boulevard, Suite J
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 652-4329 FAX