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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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As directed by Congress, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 1992) and the U.S.