OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created to help insure the safety and health of all workers. It was created at the same time as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 set standards that were enforceable. With the knowledge of these standards it was possible to create training and outreach programs. These programs also educate and assist companies and workers on how to safely do their jobs.
The OSH Act
The OSH Act is in place to guarantee proper working conditions for all workers. This act gives the authority to enforce safe conditions and standards based on research and education in the field of occupational safety and health. The OSH Act covers employers and workers in the private sector of all 50 states along with other recognized territories. This act provides a recognized reference to business and officials as to what the correct procedures are and what the potential consequences of non-compliance would be. The Department of Labor recognizes The OSH Act.
United States Department of Labor
The administrator of OSHA answers directly to the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor. This is a member of the United States Presidential Cabinet. This administrator is also the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Our Involvement with OSHA
While they have a common interest in keeping all employees safe, OSHA and the SHARP program are separate identities. With our involvement with the SHARP program we here at Falconer Electronics Inc. have very little contact with OSHA directly. OSHA would respond in the situation of a serious health or safety complaint. However, due to our involvement with SHARP we are able to detect any possible threats and make corrections before they become concerns.
If you would like more information on OSHA please check out their website.
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