Osha

2001 Words Aug 22nd, 2012 9 Pages
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jaisa Faye Ganir
University of Hawaii, West Oahu
PUBA 475 (67064)
June 26, 2012

Table of Contents
Introduction…….………………………………………………………………………………….3
History……………………………………………………………………………………………..3
Background………………………………………………………………………………...........3-5
Who OSHA Covers………………………………………………………………………..4 Who OSHA Doesn’t Cover……………………………………………………………..4-5
Worker Rights……………………………………………………………….…………….5
Regulations “Standards”………… ……………………………………………….............5
Organizational Profile………………………………………………….………………………..6-7
National……………………...…………………….………………………………………6
Regional………………………………………………...…………………………………6
Advisory Committee’s……………………..……………………………………………6-7
Annual
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History According to OSHA, on December 29, 1970, the bipartisan Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act was sign into law by the United States Congress and President Richard Nixon. The OSH Act of 1970 was passed to “prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work, required employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers and created OSHA, which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.” (OSHA) “OSHA was officially established on April 28, 1971.” (Wikipedia)
Background
In order for OSHA to carry out its mission, “OSHA employs the following strategies to help employers and employees reduce injuries, illnesses and deaths on the job with enforcement by making sure OSHA Regulations are followed, assistance in using outreach and training to employers and employees and cooperation from partnerships and alliances through voluntary programs.” (All About OSHA) Also according to All About OSHA, OSHA also carries out its mission of promoting workplace safety and health by, “implementing new (or improved) safety and health management systems, completing worksite inspections, promoting cooperative programs like Voluntary Protection Programs, establishing specific rights and responsibilities of