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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA regulates most private employers to ensure the health and safety of their employees. The agency was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA is a division of the Department of Labor.

OHSA Review Commission Decisions (RCDs) are published in CCH's Occupational Safety and Health Decisions (OSHD). They are also posted on the OSHA Web site, with OSHA ALJ decisions. The Web site has a search engine ; for better searching use Lexis (ADMIN;OSHCOM), the CCH Employment Safety and Health Guide on Intelliconnect, or the GPO CD-ROM titled Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission: Administrative Law Judge and Commission Decisions.

To search OSHA decisions, judgments and orders on WestlawNext type "OSHRC" into the search box and then click on Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

OSHA decisions can be Shepardized on Lexis.

OSHA.gov provides additional primary source materials, including:

      The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970;
      All OSHA regulations;
      Standards Interpretation and Compliance Letters;
      Compliance Directives;
      Compliance Guides;
      OSHA Manuals;
      OSHA Standards;
      Workplace Industry and Illness Statistics; and
      Hazardous Information Bulletins.

Note: The Standard Interpretations of OSHA regulations are organized by CFR section and date.

If you have a subscription, most OSHA materials are available in the CCH Employment Safety and Health Guide, available through Intelliconnect.

If you still can't get what you need, call the Department of Labor (202-693-2350) and perhaps they can help.

See Also
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register
Labor Law
Labor Statistics

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Copyright 2015 Andrew Zimmerman