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OSHA, NIOSH & OSHRC - Relationship Amongst Agencies

The posting: Describe the relationship between OSHA, NIOSH and the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission as specified in the Act.

This solution thoroughly explains the function of each agency, along with its relationship to the others. OSHA and NIOSH are the oversights for organizations in regards to employee safety. When violations are found, the Review Commission, through Administrative Law Judges, will hear cases and determine whether to uphold or dismiss findings.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the United States Government's Department of Labor (DOL). This division was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970; to provide for healthy and safe work environments by enforcing standards, along with supporting both employer and employees via training and educational outreach. OSHA creates standards and policies that the majority of private sector and some public agencies must follow regarding worker safety. Examples may include standards on when automobile painters should wear breathing apparatus, what type of "rigging system" window washers must use when at certain heights, ...

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With over 400 words and 3 references, this solution explains what the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) governs, its relationship to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) - along with the independent agency Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission that governs findings from OSHA.