Washington, DC — Fifty years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began to fulfill the mission that led to its creation — to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for every worker in the United States.
To help OSHA mark its first 50 years of transforming the safety and health of workplaces nationwide, the agency has released a video that commemorates major accomplishments and important events throughout its history.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Douglas Parker, and past agency assistant secretaries provide commentary and reflect on the agency’s past and continued mission.
“At the core of our work is the fundamental right for all workers to be protected on the job and empowered to speak up about unsafe conditions,” Parker said.
“As we look ahead to the next 50 years, we must continue working hard to ensure that workers — no matter what job they do or what language they speak — have the protections they need and deserve.”
OSHA invites the public to visit the OSHA at 50 webpage to learn more about the agency’s 50 years of progress in workplace safety and health.