What Are OSHA Regulations?

OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is part of the United States Department of Labor. It is the arm of the government responsible for promoting safety and health guidelines to reduce illness, injury and death on the job.

OSHA regulations, also known as standards, require employees to:

  1. Maintain conditions and/or promote practices necessary and appropriate to protect workers on the job
  2. Be familiar with and comply with standards applicable to their type of business
  3. Ensure that employees have and use personal protective equipment when required for safety and health