Message From Occupational Safety And Health Administration
Assistant Secretary Charles Jeffress
It gives me great pleasure to present the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years
1997-2002. This important document serves as a guide for
the agency into the 21st Century and provides written affirmation
of our dedication to protect the safety and health of
The strategic plan, developed through consultation with
many federal, state and private organizations, is in accordance
with the requirements of the Government Performance and
Results Act of 1993. It also supports Secretary of Labor Alexis
M. Herman's initiatives to strengthen the entire department by
making it more efficient and responsive to the needs of our
customers -- American workers and their families.
OSHA is pursuing three overarching strategic goals
that govern the plan:
- Improve workplace safety and health for all workers,
as evidenced by fewer hazards, reduced exposures, and
fewer injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
- Change workplace culture to increase employer and
worker awareness of, commitment to, and involvement
in safety and health.
- Secure public confidence through excellence in the
development and delivery of OSHA's programs and services.
Specific, quantifiable performance goals and objectives
are included in the strategic plan.
As information and technology evolve, so will OSHA's
Strategic Plan. We are in a neverending pursuit of excellence.
We encourage feedback from our stakeholders to make
the agency more effective.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health