The OSHA Regulations are very important in guiding the health and safety standards. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Standards. Under the regulations, any employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthy working environment to workers. The regulations mostly deal with the general industries, construction, maritime and agriculture work places.
The OSHA regulations ensure safety and health workplaces by setting and enforcing standards. Training, education, outreach and assistances programs are provided by OSHA. The regulations look forward into making workplaces safe of any serious hazards.
Where to find the OSHA regulations and how they are made
These regulations are made through an effective rule making process as governed by the law. The rule making process also involves the employers, employees and any interested parties through public hearings, meetings and comment periods. They are contained in the Federal Register after being published by the Department of Labor. Each spring the list of the standards is reviewed and more added.
Welcome to OSHA’s Law and Regulations
Welcome to OSHA’s Law and Regulations page. This page contains links to all current OSHA standards, provides information on the rulemaking process used to develop workplace health and safety standards, and includes links to all Federal Register notices that are currently open for comment. This page also provides links to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) and other relevant laws. Finally, this page includes resources to explore the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and RegInfo.gov the federal government’s public portal for all agency regulatory information.
Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards. Read More>>>
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