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  1. Regulatory Structure: Occupational Safety and Health Act
  2. Regulatory Structure: Agency Roles
  3. Regulatory Structure: State-Based Organizations
  4. Four “types” of OSHA Standards
  5. Enforcement through Inspection
  6. OSHA Inspection Priorities
  7. Online information
  8. OSHA’s Mission
  9. 1997 OSHA Policy Memo Regarding Workers with Disabilities
  10. 1997 OSHA Policy Memo Regarding Workers with Disabilities

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Regulatory Structure: Occupational Safety and Health Act

Established three agencies in 1970

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Regulatory Structure: Agency Roles


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Regulatory Structure: State-Based Organizations


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Four “types” of OSHA Standards


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Enforcement through Inspection


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OSHA Inspection Priorities


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Online information

For a detailed listing of current standards and procedures visit: www.osha.gov

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OSHA’s Mission

“… to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.”


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1997 OSHA Policy Memo Regarding Workers with Disabilities

[OSHA] strive[s] for working conditions which will safeguard the safety and health of all workers, including those with special needs and limitations.

Source: OSHA memorandum to Area Directors and District Supervisors – 08/27/1997

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1997 OSHA Policy Memo Regarding Workers with Disabilities

If an employee can perform their job functions in a manner which does not pose a safety hazard to themselves or others, the fact they have a disability is irrelevant.

Source: OSHA memorandum to Area Directors and District Supervisors – 08/27/1997


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