Law and Regulations

OSHA's mission is to ensure that employees work in a safe and healthful environment by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. They must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.

Have more questions about standards?

  • U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA National Office
    1-800-321-OSHA (6742)

  • Directorate of Standards & Guidance

  • Directorate of Construction

  • Ask a question by email