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The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which requires employers to provide a workplace free from hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm and comply with standards promulgated under the Act. Additionally, through its Whistleblower Protection Program, OSHA enforces protections for employees who suffer retaliation for reporting injuries or workplace hazards and engaging in other protected activities under more than 20 federal laws, including reporting violations of U.S. consumer and transportation safety laws. OSHA's investigations may lead to referrals of human trafficking and other workplace related crimes, and the identification of witnesses and potential victims relating to those cases. Through its enforcement authorities under the OSH Act and numerous whistleblower statutes, OSHA may also assist law enforcement partners encountering unsafe work conditions in the course of their criminal investigations, workers suffering retaliation, and task forces assisting victims.

Learn more about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.