Agencies that Protect Workers

OSHA & US Dept. of Labor

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

  • Works to protect our jobs
  • reduces workplace hazards
  • Implement new or improve existing safety & health programs
  • Established in 1970 by Congress
  • Is an agency of the US Department of Labor

US Dept. of Labor

  • The Secretary of Labor is a cabinet position, and is appointed by the president
  • Many things we take for granted originated in the Dept. of Labor
  • Child labor laws and Minimum wage.