With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.
Under the OSHA Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.
At FirstCare Medical, our Occupational specialists and providers are well versed with OSHA regulations and the healthcare procedures to keep employees safe at their workplace. Whether it is respiratory protection, bloodwork to test contamination limits or any other safety measure, we can establish a program for companies in any industry to maintain OSHA compliancy.
Why did OSHA create these regulations and why is it so important to the employer and employees?
- Reduce absenteeism
- Increase staff retention
- Lower your medical insurance costs
- Improve employee productivity
- Reduce litigation risks
- Increase profitability
- Minimize illness/accidents which cost businesses $12 Billion each year
For a full explanation of OSHA regulations and what you need to do to protect yourself and your employees, please visit the OSHA website: