Definition - What does Regulatory Authority mean?
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).