What is the Occupational Safety and Health Act?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 08, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Act, known as “OSHA,” authorizes the Secretary of Labor to promulgate standards in order to promote worker health and safety at both the federal and state levels. Under OSHA, a business that negligently jeopardizes the lives or health of its workers commits a federal misdemeanor.

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