Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Definition - What does Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mean?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the department of Labor of the United States. The agency was established by the congress supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The mission of the agency is to ensure the healthful and safe workplace for workers by enforcing, setting standards and granting assistance, training, education and outreach. The agency also oversees the programs that promote the public safety on amusement rides, ski lifts, elevators and also oversees the programs that promote safe use of pressure vessels.

Petropedia explains Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for implementing various standards on regulated entities. The compliance health and safety offices introduce fines for the regulatory violations and execute inspections. These inspections are outlined for the workplaces particularly in the hazardous industries. The inspections can also be generated by multiple hospitalizations, referrals, workplace fatalities and worked complaints. When certain violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards are found by the inspector, the agency may issue fines and citations. The citations may include methods the employer use for fixing a problem and also the date with which corrective actions are completed.

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