Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
USA
A comprehensive federal law regulating safety and health in the workplace, including ensuring that work environments are free of recognized health hazards (29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678). The OSH Act covers nearly all employers (for more information, see Practice Note, Health and Safety in the Workplace: Covered Employers (www.practicallaw.com/9-500-9859)). It is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
For more information on safety and health in the workplace, see Practice Note: Health and Safety in the Workplace (www.practicallaw.com/9-500-9859).
In addition to the federal OSH Act, many states maintain their own job safety and health programs. These plans must be approved by OSHA and maintain the minimum standards of the federal OSH Act. OSHA also monitors these state plans. For links to state occupational safety and health plans, see State Occupational Safety and Health Plans.

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