Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

(pronounced as a word) A federal agency within the Department of Labor, OSHA (www.osha.gov) performs workplace inspections, engages in education and partnership to improve workplace safety, and enforces compliance with workplace safety standards.It is a common misperception that OSHA has the right to conduct surprise inspections of the workplace, including construction sites. In reality, OSHA may inspect only what it is given permission to inspect,or the particular portion of the premises described with particularity in a search warrant.

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The company was allowed to store dangerous chemicals at the blast site following work safety and environmental impact assessments, Gao said.
Wang Dexue, deputy head of the State Administration of Work Safety, told China Daily earlier this year that workplace safety was a major problem in China as negligence by local work safety supervisors has led to frequent industrial accidents in the country, particularly in the mining industry.
Yang Dacai, former head of Shnxi work safety administration, was found guilty of taking bribes and holding a large amount of property which he cannot account for, at Xi'an Intermediate People's Court.
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GIT had also found numerous violations during their probe of the Sunday incident in which 3 construction workers died - none of them was scheduled to work that day; they did not undergo work safety instruction, and there were no safety measures at the work site.
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