Occupational Safety and Health Act
THIS LAW ENSURES THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which OSHA is a branch of the United States Department of Labor.
Maintains healthy working conditions by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
Keeps working environment safe for workers and customers.
Keeps places of employment free from hazards to safety and health, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.
Along with workplace safety, OSHA also covers record keeping, workplace violence, workplace security, child labor, and construction safety.
OSHA is enforced more strictly in dangerous environments, which may include workplaces with machinery or harmful chemicals.
Businesses must comply to these workplace condition guidelines. If they don't, they will be fined or their license to operate will be suspended.