OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is an agency of the United States Department of Labor that is responsible for worker safety and health protection.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP ensures clean air, land and water. They oversee the safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes. We ensure the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, along with working to preserve the state’s wetlands and coastal resources.
State plans are OSHA approved workplace safety and health programs operated by individual states or U.S. territories. State plans most cover at least everything in the corresponding OSHA standard.
OSHA Compliance Regulations
OSHA’s mission is to ensure that all employees work in a safe and healthful environment by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all OSHA standards and must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.
OSHA Inspection Consultants
Consultants work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs.
When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA may issue citations and fines. OSHA must issue a citation and proposed penalty within six months of the violations occurrence.