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Regulatory Authority

Definition - 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 England it is the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

This definition was written in the context of Occupational Health and Safety

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