Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition

An agency of the US Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is mandated to ensure the safety and security of employees in the workplace. It achieves this through a mix of training, education and outreach.

Like its UK equivalent – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – the OSHA is able to issue best practice and health and safety guidelines. It also enforces whistleblowing legislation.

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