Occupational Safety and Health Act

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.

The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA's administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.


  • President Nixon signed the OSHA Act on December 29, 1970.
  • Since then, OSHA and our state partners, coupled with the efforts of employers, safety and health professionals, unions and advocates, have had a dramatic effect on workplace safety.