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OSHA Regulates Broad Range Of Safety Hazards In The Workplace

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By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Well, as the teenagers say: you sound stupid when you start a segment with “as the teenagers say”. They also say YOLO. (You only live once). And that turned out to be the case in the ironically named Yolo County California, where two workers died after plunging 100 feet off the bridge they were constructing.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is investigating the deaths.

Most office workers don’t think of their offices as dangerous workplaces, but OSHA has regulations intended to protect the health and safety of all workers and, in addition to classically dangerous workplaces like 100 foot high bridges, they also have regulations governing computer workstations, grocery warehouses, nursing homes and many more.

From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.

Visit OSHA.gov if you are concerned about safety standards in your workplace, even if you don’t go there for the thrill of it – because you only live once.

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