The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration came to being in 1970 when the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by Congress. Its mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for men and women by setting and enforcing standards.”

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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