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OSHA has Finally opened a New Office in Phoenix

Its not an uncommon fact,but the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is a body of the U.S Department of Labor. This agency was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act,by the Congress of the United States. It was signed by President Richard M. Nixon, on the 29th of December 1970.

From the very beginning its mission had been to prevent illnesses, work-related injuries and occupational fatalities, by enforcing and issuing standards and regulations for workplace safety and health. OSHA is headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.

The very same OSHA Act, that established OSHA also created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NIOSH is an agency that focuses its attention on occupational health and safety.

The regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers most private sector workplaces. In 2000, the U.S. Postal Service was the only quasi-governmental entity to fall under the wavelength of the OSHA jurisdiction.

Currently in 2010, the United States, Department of Labor, has opened a new office in Phoenix. This office in particular, is in charge of creating safer working environments. Initially, Federal OSHA operations for Arizona, were controlled and managed from a regional office in San Francisco.

The new area director is Ylvonne Gonzalez. She has a degree in chemical engineering, but more importantly she has worked with OSHA in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.