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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration administers policies and programs to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for over 100 million workers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA sets and enforces national standards for a safe and healthy work environment, encourages employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards through voluntary programs, offers training to improve the competence of occupational safety and health personnel, and provides for the development and approval of state occupational safety and health programs.

  • Participates as a member of an inspection team led by a higher-graded specialist and is exposed to the practical application of techniques and measures used to identify hazards; attends and observes opening sessions and closing sessions where violations of appropriate standards and subsequent corrective requirements are discussed with management representatives.