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Definition of Osha at Dictionary.com

[ oh-shuh, osh-uh ]

/ ˈoʊ ʃə, ˈɒʃ ə /

noun U.S. Government.

the division of the Department of Labor that sets and enforces occupational health and safety rules.

Origin of OSHA

O(ccupational) S(afety and) H(ealth) A(dministration)

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for osha

  • Her day job was shooting health and safety videos for various trade unions, including OSHA.

  • Under Nixon, the EPA was started, the OSHA was started, the Clean Air Act was passed, the Clean Water Act was passed.

  • OSHA was simply asking that commentators with a financial interest say something about that financial interest.

  • OSHA was not declaring that it would ignore work that had been “funded in part by” the industry that might be regulated.

  • The doctor who initially wrote to OSHA begged them not to shut the factory down, since that would be even worse for the patients.

Medical definitions for osha



Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the US Department of Labor responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.

The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.


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