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Occupational and Construction Safety

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Occupational and Construction Safety at Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive program that strives to strengthen the campus safety culture by serving to protect employees who are at risk. Risks are everywhere in the workplace and few jobs are without hazards. In addition, each person of authority at the university is responsible for those employees under his or her supervision. The health and safety of students and employees are of primary importance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards