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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Definition - What does Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mean?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an organization that directs national compliance initiatives in occupational safety and health. OSHA helps businesses protect their workers and reduce the number of workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses.

Safeopedia explains Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA uses the following strategies to help employers to reduce the rate of injuries, illness and deaths to employees by:

  • Enforcement: Making sure OSHA regulations are followed
  • Assistance: Outreach training to employers and employees
  • Cooperation: Partnerships and alliances through voluntary programs

OSHA promotes workplace safety and health by implementing new safety and health management systems. Organizations that fail to reach the OSHA standard may be cited or fined. OSHA also introduces cooperative programs and supports new methodologies in dealing with workplace hazards.

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