Occupational Safety And Health Administration

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
About OSHA
In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was created. It was passed to prevent workers from being seriously injured or harmed on the job. This, in turn, created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This administration sets and enforces standards that ensure workers are protected at their job site. They also provide information, training, and assistance to employers to continue to create these safe environments. In the end, they believe that no person’s life should be a risk at the work place (U.S. Department of Labor, 2015, OSHA At-A-Glance).
Mission
“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to assure safe and
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Department of Labor, 2015, OSHA At-A-Glance).
Regulations are mandatory to follow for employers.
Evaluation
Evaluation of these standards are made by inspections without notifications. Reasons for these inspections include danger, catastrophe, worker complaints, targeted issues (hazards), and follow-up inspections. If there are any violations, OSHA can issue citations and fines that include ways to fix the issue (U.S. Department of Labor, 2015, OSHA At-A-Glance).

The Joint Commission
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards (The Joint Commission, 2015, Facts About Joint Commission Standards).
Mission
The mission of the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value (The Joint Commission, 2015, About the Joint Commission).

Target Audience
The standards are broken up by healthcare
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