Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The official OSHA website is where you can find data & statistics, industry/hazard alerts, injury and illness prevention programs, regulations & standards, and Worker Rights information.
Below are a few quick links to resources found on OSHA’s website.
What is heat illness?
How can it be prevented?
Who is affected?
OSHA’s videos are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.
The following states or territories have OSHA-approved State Plans that cover both private and public sector workers:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
Recordkeeping Flowchart [PDF]
Statement from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels
Injury & Illness Prevention Programs, White Paper, January 2012 [PDF]
In 1938, the Department of Labor produced a film titled “Stop Silicosis.” Secretary Frances Perkins concluded that silica dust was dangerous, and can be prevented.
3:11 mins. ǀ March, 2016
California Dept. of Industrial Regulations (Cal/OSHA)
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA Regulations
Cal/OSHA also oversees programs promoting public safety on:
» amusement rides
» ski lifts
» programs promoting the safe use of pressure vessels (e.g., boilers and tanks)
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. As the nation’s health protection agency, the CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.
The CDC website provides up-to-date information on diseases and the flu, healthy living tips, emergency preparedness, workplace safety and health, and much more.