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April 28th, 2021 is the 50 Anniversary of OSHA beginning its mission to protect the safety and health of America's Workers.
Many of us might not have been in the workforce when OSHA adopted the first standards, but now we are learning, training, and working with new revisions to these as well as newly adopted standards.
1971: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established.
In 1972 the first standard on asbestos was adopted, followed by construction, coke oven emissions, cotton dust, lead and many more.
The 80’s brought VPP, Hazard Communication and significant standards, like Benzene and Lockout/Tagout.
The 90’s gave us stronger protections for workers from falls, bloodborne pathogens, toxic substances, and working in confined spaces.
The 2000’s had many new challenges like 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, new directives for fall protection and the latest in 2020, when OSHA launches historic response in January to protect workers during COVID-19 pandemic, and issues guidance to address the shortage of respirators.
Please join OSHA in making a renewed commitment to keeping workers safe and healthy - it is every worker's right.
Use the link and scroll arrows to travel through the decades to view the accomplishments that were made to protect American Workers.