OSHA /'ō-shə/ abbrOccupational Safety and Health Administration see also the important agencies section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A federal agency of the Department of Labor charged with enforcing federal safety and health standards. It oversees and enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) by issuing regulations and holding employers responsible for violations through inspections and corrective action. OSHA also administers 17 federal whistleblower statutes (see the Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program (OWPP) .
In addition to the federal OSHA, many states maintain their own job safety and health programs. These programs must be approved by OSHA and maintain the minimum standards of the federal OSH Act. OSHA also monitors these state plans.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Occupational Safety and Health Act
II see Occupational Safety and Health Act

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