OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT(OSHA)

OSHA and its Mission
OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut in half and injuries have declined by 40 percent....

OSHA and the Construction Industry
Several agencies administer programs related solely to the construction industry. OSHA has special occupational safety and health standards for construction. ESA's Wage and Hour Division,...

OSHA Ergonomics Rules
The Clinton Administration's massive ergonomics regulations were overturned by the Bush Administration, soon after taking office. OSHA’s concern with the ergonomic injuries has certainly not...

Record Keeping Requirements of OSHA
Employers with 11 or more employees, which reflect 20 percent of the establishments OSHA covers, must keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Workplaces in low-hazard industries such...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Definition
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and health working conditions for American workers by promulgating workplace, safety and health standards, and...

Employee’s Remedy for Unsafe Workplace
If you feel that your workplace is unsafe, your first action should be to make your supervisor aware of the danger. If your employer doesn't take prompt action, follow up in writing. Then, if you...

OSHA and Safety
OSHA requires that your employer protect you from recognized hazards in the workplace. It does not specify or limit the types of dangers covered -- it includes everything from equipment that...

OSHA and Smoking on the Job
OSHA rules apply to tobacco smoke only in rare and extreme circumstances, such as when contaminants created by a manufacturing process combine with tobacco smoke to create a dangerous workplace...

Remedy for Second Hand Smoke on the Job
If your health problems are severely aggravated by co-workers' smoking, there are a number of steps you can take. · Check local and state laws. A growing number of local and state laws...

Steps to Take When Injured on the Job
If you have been injured at work by a hazard that should be eliminated before it injures someone else, take the following steps as quickly as possible after obtaining the proper medical...





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