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Congress passed the Occupational and Safety Health Act to ensure worker and workplace safety. Their goal was to make sure employers provide their workers a place of employment free from recognized hazards to safety and health, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.

In order to establish standards for workplace health and safety, the Act also created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as the research institution for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor that oversees the administration of the Act and enforces standards in all 50 states.

Top 10 – Most Accessed General Industry Standards

  1. Bloodborne Pathogens
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Respiratory Protection
  4. Occupational Noise Exposure
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks
  6. Permit-required Confined Spaces
  7. Lockout/Tagout
  8. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  9. Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
  10. Personal Protective Equipment

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