The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Every day, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA, as it’s more commonly known) affects the lives and work experiences of virtually every employee and employer in the United States. You’ve no doubt heard about the generalities of how OSHA affects you and your company, but you may be left with a lot of questions about the specifics. If you have any questions how OSHA may protect you in your place of work, contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling (512) 330-0017.
OSHA and You
OSHA was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which was signed into law in late 1970 by President Nixon. OSHA was set up by the Act with the intention of bringing government oversee of basic safety and health standards throughout businesses operating in the United States.
Since its founding, OSHA has drastically changed the way business is conducted in the United States. Below are just a few of the safety regulations affected by the administration:
- Guards on moving parts. Virtually every machine with moving parts now has guards at the points of contact to protect workers operating said machinery.
- Permissible exposure limits for chemicals and dusts protect employees from working in dangerous conditions.
- Protective equipment. OSHA expanded the mandatory use of protective gear such as goggles, face masks, ear protection, etc.
If you feel that your place of work is unsafe and may be violating some of the safety regulations put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm today by calling (512) 330-0017.