What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Labour.
The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
In accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1001 & CFR 1926.1101 Over 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, accounting for 20% of all workplace injuries. Fortunately, workers can easily prevent these injuries by being proactive and practicing safe lifting techniques.
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