Resources for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
All About OSHA
U.S. Department of Labor
Determined to do something about the high
numbers of job-related deaths and injuries to
workers in the 1970s, President Richard M.
Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and
Health Act on December 29, 1970. The OSH Act
created the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), which formally came
into being on April 28, 1971.
The OSH Act also established the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or
NIOSH. NIOSH is the research agency for
occupational safety and health. It is not part of
OSHA, but is considered a sister agency.
NIOSH is part of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, Centers for Disease Contol
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