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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 (OSHA)
the United States government agency that administers the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This act of the United States Congress established minimum health and safety standards for workers and provides for the inspection of places of employment and the penalizing of employers who do not provide conditions that meet the established standards. Further information on OSHA can be obtained by writing to Office of Information Services, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.

OSHA

[ō′shä]
abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency that regulates worker safety.

OSHA

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Occupational medicine A federal agency that recommends health and safety procedures in, and promulgates standards for, the workplace. See Occupational medicine.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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