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OSHA Requirements, OSHA's Law and Regulations, providing a safe and healthful workplace, healthful workplaces, recognized hazards, employers Requirements

 



OSHA Requirements



 

OSHA requires employers to follow certain safety procedures,

suggesting that companies should also develop additional safety rules,

procedures, and/or protocols for their workplaces and their employees. 

Title 29 CFR 1910.151(b)

 



OSHA's Mission

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing safety training, outreach, education and assistance. It’s mission is to help employers and employees reduce on the job injuries, illnesses and deaths. OSHA also business protect their workers and reduce the number of workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses. When employees stay safe and healthy, companies can reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs and medical expenses, decreased payout for return-to-work programs, reduce faulty products, and lower costs for job accommodations for injured workers. Indirectly, additional benefits such as increased productivity, lower training costs due to fewer replacement workers and decreased costs for overtime have also been attributed to OSHA’s research and guidance.

Organization

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA's administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.



 

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