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 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Analytic Method 24 was adopted in this study (OSHA 1981).
The asbestos hazard to workers was magnified by the fact that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) failed to require constant use of respirators at Ground Zero.
This conclusion is consistent with the findings of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which studied controlled descent equipment and determined it to be safe as long as common sense guidelines are followed.