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About OSHA

  • James Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health - Biography
  • Amanda Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health - Biography
  • Joseph Hughes, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pandemic and Emergency Response - Biography
  • Leah Ford, Chief of Staff - Biography
  • Ann Rosenthal, Senior Advisor - Biography
     

OSHA's Mission

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
 

Organization

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.

OSHA Coverage

The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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