What Does The Federal Occupational Safety And Health Act (OSHA) Govern?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires that an employer furnish a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing, or likely to cause, death or serious harm to employees. Employer responsibilities under OSHA include certain recordkeeping, training and safety practices.  Employers can be find for failing to comply with certain OSHA standards. 

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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