The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created by Congress in 1970. The purpose of OSHA is to assure safety in the workplace for working men and women by setting, maintaining and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance to employers and their workers. OSHA is administered by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health who falls under the guidance of the Secretary of Labor, a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.
OSHA’s website contains useful information regarding workplace safety and statistics regarding work injuries. Link: http://www.osha.gov/index.html
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Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive. Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column.