Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Not to be confused with EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
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The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created by Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and was signed by President Richard M. Nixon, on December 29, 1970. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by making and enforcing rules (called standards) for workplace safety and health. As of March 2006, the agency is headed by Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin Foulke.

References and suggested reading[change | edit source]

  • American National Standards Institute (1996); “Workshop on International Standardization of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Is there a Need?” Workshop proceedings. Rosemont, Illinois, May 7-8, 1996.
  • American National Standards Institute (2005): “American National Standard – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.” Draft document.
  • Adams, E. (1976) "Accident Causation and the Management System" in Professional Safety, October, pp 26-29.
  • Anton, T. (1979) Occupational Safety and Health Management, McGraw Hill, New York.

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