What are the duties of OSHA?

This are the duties of OSHA.

  • Encourage employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards and to implement new or improve existing safety and health programs;
  • Provide for research in occupational safety and health to develop innovative ways of dealing with occupational safety and health problems;
  • Establish "separate but dependent responsibilities and rights" for employers and employees for the achievement of better safety and health conditions.
  • Maintain a reporting and recordkeeping system to monitor job-related injuries and illnesses;
  • Establish training programs to increase the number and competence of occupational safety and health personnel;
  • Develop mandatory job safety and health standards and enforce them effectively; and
  • Provide for the development, analysis, evaluation and approval of state occupational safety and health programs.