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Regulatory Authority

Last updated: July 29, 2018

What Does Regulatory Authority Mean?

A regulatory authority is an autonomous authority or agency established by a federal, state or provincial government. Certain regulatory authorities are established with the power to enforce regulations regarding occupational health and safety.

Safeopedia Explains Regulatory Authority

The enforcing body created by government to oversee and enforce regulations regarding occupational health and safety is often called a regulatory authority. For example the key occupational health and safety regulatory authority in the United States is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In Australia, this body is called Work Safe; in most of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, and Scotland), it is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). For Northern Ireland, it's the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland


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