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What Does OSHA Do?

OSHA DoThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with protecting working Americans from violations of health, safety, and labor laws at their workplaces. It was created in 1970 by the Occupational Safety and Health Act and has been a critical part of keeping American workplaces safe and protecting worker rights since. If an accident happens at your workplace, OSHA can potentially become involved. Retain an experienced workplace accident attorney to protect your rights and ensure that any investigations that follow a workplace accident go smoothly and result in a safer, healthier working environment for you and your colleagues.

OSHA Inspects Job Sites

One of OSHA's main duties is to perform inspections of job sites that are required to comply with the rules contained within the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Non-compliant employers may face citations and penalties.

OSHA Helps Train Workers to Uphold Safety Standards

OSHA provides professional education programs to workers to help them understand the importance of safe working practices and implement them in their jobs. Employers and employees alike can receive training from OSHA to improve the safety of their workplaces.

OSHA Investigates Workplace Accidents

When a workplace injury is reported to OSHA, it goes into the administration's database of accidents so OSHA can investigate and analyze the accident. It then uses this data to drive its policies and safety standards.

OSHA Conducts Research

OSHA conducts research into new trends in workplace safety and the hazards that can be present in the American workplace. It does this not only with its own operating budget, but with money from government grants and contracts. It is OSHA's job to find solutions to the problems it finds during this research and determine practical ways to implement them.

OSHA Establishes Safety and Health Standards

Based on their records and new trends in the workplace, OSHA develops health and safety standards that evolve with our changing world. It encourages and sometimes demands that employers adapt to new safety standards and provides the training necessary to implement these standards.

OSHA Protects Workers' Rights

In the workplace, employees have certain rights. These rights include the right to report health and safety violations without fear of retaliation, the right to receive copies of their medical records, and the right to receive training from OSHA. When an individual is denied any of these rights by his or her employer, he or she may report the employer to OSHA to have the claim investigated and brought to a productive resolution.

Work With a California Workplace Injury Attorney

For help with your workplace injury claim, contact our team of experienced San Jose workplace injury attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. today to schedule your free legal consultation with our firm. We are here to help you and other workplace injury victims throughout California seek the monetary compensation you deserve for your losses. Our team works with clients throughout the Bay Area, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and Santa Clara County.

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