Occupational Safety and Health Administration


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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

(OSHA), U.S. agency established (1970) in the Dept. of Labor (see Labor, United States Department ofLabor, United States Department of,
federal executive department established in 1913 and charged with administering and enforcing statutes that promote the welfare of U.S. wage earners, improve their working conditions, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
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) to develop and enforce regulations for the safety and health of workers in businesses that are engaged in interstate commerce. OSHA develops guidelines and issues regulations for safety and health standards, and conducts inspections of workplaces for compliance with these standards. In instances of noncompliance, it issues citations and proposes penalties. In the 1980s and 90s, OSHA took a more active role in protecting against health hazards in the workplace, seeking to limit the exposure of workers to hazardous substances such as lead, asbestos, pesticides, and toxic chemicals and noise.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

(OSHA)
A branch of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

An organization within the US Department of Labor, whose responsibilities include safety in the workplace; publishes standards in the US Code of Federal Regulations that govern safety in buildings during construction and during occupancy. These regulations may be obtained directly from OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
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Editor's Note: On October 24, 1995, Ron Hayes and his wife, Dot, received a formal apology in person from Joseph Dear, director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for OSHA's mishandling of the investigation into the death of their son Pat.
For further information on this legislation, contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.
Due to the observed hazards in certain types of work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued regulations to use the appropriate tools and equipments.
First, a bit of history: During hearings involving Beverly Enterprises and the Department of Labor a couple of years ago, the opposing parties argued about Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations that had been issued to five Beverly facilities in Pennsylvania under the General Duty Clause, Sec.
Pierce juice facility was approved for Merit Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Safe Buildings Alliance (SBA), in comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), urged the agency to "avoid imposition of inordinate compliance costs on building custodial, maintenance and repair activities' involving in-place asbestos.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recertified both West Virginia plants as Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star worksites.
In July, the House of Representatives passed four separate bills designed to give small businesses some leeway when dealing with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Coal tar creosote exposures are regulated with an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.
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Data for the I&I Report are submitted by NPRA members according to the regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The chief engineer confiscated and discarded the contaminated coveralls, immediately cleaned the exposed area with a sulfur amalgam compound according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protocol (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2001), and secured the storeroom, allowing no further access until the ship docked and the storeroom was decontaminated.
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