Occupational Safety and Health Act
n.
A federal law intended to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
abbrv.
OSHA

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Occupational Safety and Health Act
The primary federal law establishing health and safety standards in the workplace. Generally, OSHA requires employers to provide a safe workplace by informing employees about potential hazards, following health and safety standards established for their industry, training employees, and recording workplace injuries.
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Occupational Safety and Health Act
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)
USA
A comprehensive federal law regulating safety and health in the workplace, including ensuring that work environments are free of recognized health hazards (29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678). The OSH Act covers nearly all employers (for more information, see Practice Note, Health and Safety in the Workplace: Covered Employers (www.practicallaw.com/9-500-9859)). It is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
For more information on safety and health in the workplace, see Practice Note: Health and Safety in the Workplace (www.practicallaw.com/9-500-9859).
In addition to the federal OSH Act, many states maintain their own job safety and health programs. These plans must be approved by OSHA and maintain the minimum standards of the federal OSH Act. OSHA also monitors these state plans. For links to state occupational safety and health plans, see State Occupational Safety and Health Plans.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.



Occupational Safety and Health Act
(OSHA) A federal law designed to develop and occupational safety and health standards promote .

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