Occupational Safety and Health Administration


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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.

Oc·cu·pa·tion·al Safe·ty and Health Ad·min·i·stra·tion

(OSHA) (okyū-pāshŭn-ăl sāftē helth ad-mini-strāshŭn)
A division of the U.S. Department of Labor, responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.

Oc·cu·pa·tion·al Safe·ty and Health Ad·min·i·stra·tion

(OSHA) (okyū-pāshŭn-ăl sāftē helth ad-mini-strāshŭn)
A division 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),

n.pr a federal agency charged with establishing guidelines and regulations regarding worker safety. These guidelines include storage and disposal of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials and the safety and proper use of clinical and office equipment.
OSHA coordinator,
n the person within an organization, agency, or health care facility who is the designated “expert” on OSHA standards. As the person most knowledgeable about federal and state safety requirements, he or she should be consulted whenever operating procedures are developed or revised to ensure compliance with the law.
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