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What is OSHA?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

It is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.

Who Started it?

Started in 1974 by Williams and some other senator.

What’s OSHA Purpose?

The purpose of OSHA is to develop specific work place standards and policies for businesses to make sure that they establish partnerships toward improving work; safety, health, to assure safety and health of America’s workers by studying and enforcing standards, providing training, outreach, and education. OSHA helps too keep a workplace safe for someone to work there. So if a workplace is unsafe or you think it is you can contact OSHA and they will guide you. The purpose of OSHA is also to ensure and encourage employees to reduce the workplace hazards and too have knowing safety at hand. Also health programs to develop a reflex way of dealing with the occupational safety and health problems.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for administering and enforcing the federal OSH Act of 1970. OSHA regulations set out uniform national standards for workplace safety and health practices throughout the country. There are rules for hazard assessments, employee safety and health, hazard communication, recordkeeping, OSHA inspections, employee rights, penalties, and most frequent OSHA violations.

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