Definitions for "Occupational Safety and Health Act"
A federal law that sets national standards for health and safety conditions in the work place. The act also provides for compiling and reporting of statistics on occupational illnesses and injuries.
A federal law designed to develop and occupational safety and health standards promote .
This 1970 act addresses health and safety in the workplace. It created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (also OSHA) at the same time that the EPA was created. The OSHA law requires the new agency to promulgate standards such that "no employee will suffer material impairment of health or functional capacity even if ... [exposed] ... for the period of his working life." The OSHA law covers all industrial operations, including hazardous waste TSD facilities.