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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Introduced by Rep Ballenger (R-NC), the bill requires changes in the bloodborne pathogens standard in effect under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to mandate health facilities to use safety needles like those manufactured with PUNCTUR-GUARD(R) technology by Bio-Plexus, Inc.
3067, proposed to require changes in the bloodborne pathogens standard in effect under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 promises every worker a safe and healthful work environment.
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