Occupational Safety and Health Administration

(redirected from Work safety)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
AaA total of 93 people were working in the mine in Ping-dingshan city in Henan Province when the blast took place in the early hours, the State Administration of Work Safety announced on its website.
The country's work safety watchdog said the pre-dawn explosion occurred at Xinhua No 4 pit in Pingdingshan city on Tuesday.
Health awareness, work safety tips and Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) guidelines were provided to the participants.
Build ups of deadly gases, flooding and unstable power supplies could all cause problems, said the official China Work Safety News.
Ding Zhenkuan, deputy chief of Beijing's municipal bureau of work safety, said the two workers had died in separate incidents last year and in 2006, but he did not give details.
The accident happened on Wednesday night when the group was working on railway tracks near Anqiu city in eastern Shandong province, the State Administration of Work Safety said.
Youngsters were warned of the dangers of overhead power lines and the importance of work safety at a special industrial event.
Through their Target Zero program, the company awards safety plateau awards to employees who work safety.
Is there anything we can do about foreign labor rates, environmental factors, work safety and healthcare to make the playing field more level?
This was an accident due to negligence,''Sun Huashan, deputy director of the State Administration for Work Safety, said on state television.
They also evaluated processes and organizational structures in production and laboratory areas, as well as work safety and waste management activities, among others.
China is investigating the head of its work safety regulator, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday, after an explosion last week killed more than 100 people in the port city of Tianjin.