Definition of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 
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(abbreviation OSHA)
 
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a US government organization that protects the safety and health of workers. Its officers visit work places and can punish companies for bad standards. It also informs the public about possible risks at work, such as the use of dangerous materials. OSHA was set up in 1971 after the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970, and is part of the US Department of Labor.