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OSHA Regulations

Definition - What does OSHA Regulations mean?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations are the American national standards developed to ensure workplace health and safety for all employees. OSHA's primary rule is that employers are obligated to provide a safe workplace environment. This rule governs over all subsequent regulations and these regulations are often created to enhance this rule. By law, employers must meet all the OSHA regulations.

Safeopedia explains OSHA Regulations

OSHA was signed into law in 1970. Since then, OSHA has implemented hundreds of safety regulations that cater for construction, maritime and agriculture industries. For all other forms of employment there are the general industry regulations, which ensure that all employees have legislation that they can turn to if they feel unsafe in their workplace. One such regulation is that employers ensure that staff have the appropriate training required before undertaking any job, and that staff have the right to refuse to perform a task if it will put their health and/or safety at risk.

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