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Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSH Act)

Legislation governing occupational health and safety in both the private sector and federal government. The main goal of the OSH Act (29 USC 651 et seq.) is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions. The full suite of regulations promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is available at 29 CFR 1-3058.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

Many elements of the OSH Act regulations are applicable to energy development. A full discussion of the applicable OSH Act regulations is beyond the scope of the TEEIC; users are referred to the OSHA Web site.

Relevant Web Site(s)


This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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