Many workers in Colorado and elsewhere may not know this, but they have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to thank for safer work environments. OSHA was created in 1970 to regulate and enforce safety measures that keep employees from getting sick, injured or even dying. Even if employees are aware of all of this, they may still be uncertain as to precisely how OSHA benefits injured workers.
OSHA handles a variety of areas that can cause harm to workers. This includes biological agents, chemical hazards, construction safety, ergonomics, air quality and other topics. They have strict regulations that pertain to each area with the intention of preventing accidents in the workplace.