Check it out: Rules and regs may vary from state to state

OSHA state plans can exceed federal requirements

Though there is now an overriding federal law requiring needle safety devices, infection control professionals should check with their state officials to ensure compliance with local requirements. For example, many states have "state" plans approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA state plans must adopt, at a minimum, the federal requirements, but they have the option of imposing tougher measures than those required by the federal agency. States with OSHA state plans include:

Alaska Maryland Oregon
Arizona Michigan South Carolina
California Minnesota Tennessee
Connecticut Nevada Utah
Hawaii New Jersey Vermont
Indiana New Mexico Virginia
Iowa New York Washington
Kentucky North Carolina Wyoming

In addition, the following states have adopted their own state laws requiring certain measures for needle safety:

Alaska Maine New York
Arkansas Maryland Ohio
California Massachusetts Oklahoma
Georgia Minnesota Tennessee
Hawaii New Hampshire Texas
Iowa New Jersey West Virginia