The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the primary agency charged with protecting America’s workers from hazards on the job.
Chronic underfunding, insufficient legal authority, an arduous rule-making process and recalcitrant White House officials prevent OSHA from adequately fulfilling its responsibilities.
We work to strengthen OSHA by pressuring Congress to grant the agency more enforcement authority and demanding that the White House allow the agency to develop important health and safety standards.
More Information on OSHA
- Statement: With Hundreds of Workers Dying, OSHA’s Denial of Petition for a Heat Stress Standard Is Shortsighted, July 5, 2012
- Report: OSHA Inactions: Onerous Requirements Imposed on OSHA Prevent the Agency from Issuing Lifesaving Rules, October 5, 2011
- Petition for a Heat Standard, September 1, 2011
- Comments on Small Business Teleconferences Regarding Occupational Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements, June 16, 2011
- Position Statement: Obama Administration Wrong to Bow to Industry on Tracking Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 25, 2011
- Letter to Congress Urging Support of the Protecting America’s Workers Act, January 19, 2011
- Backgrounder on 2010 Legislation to Improve OSHA and MSHA, September 20, 2010
- Comments on OSHA’s Request for Assistance in Identifying Chemicals of Concern, September 17, 2010
- Letter to Congress Concerning Mine Safety and Health Act of 2010, July 15, 2010
- Mine Safety and Health Act of 2010 Fact Sheet, July 15, 2010
- Comments Opposing Addition of Additional Steps in Proceedings to Regulate Occupational Hazards, September 29, 2008
- Report Detailing OSHA Enforcement Actions from 1972 through 1998, September 6, 1999