EBSA Mission Statement

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There are a number of federal agencies. There is an agency for just about anything you can imagine. In fact, there is speculation that no one knows exactly how many federal agencies exist (Crew, 2015). With so many federal agencies out there it is important that worker know which agencies to reach out to. All agencies have different areas of expertise they operate under. For example the Department of Labor has 4 sub-agencies. The mission statement for the department of labor encourages the well-being of those who seek jobs, those already working, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, progressing their chances for lucrative employment opportunities, protecting their retirement, staffing employers, enhancing…show more content…
The worksite be in proper working conditions otherwise the employer may face sanctions by the Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (Moran, 2014).
The Occupations Safety and Health Administration plays a vital role in preventing injuries on the job. OSHA’s regular and surprise inspection ensure employers stay in compliance with safety standards or face steep penalties. OSHA enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The law states that it is OSHA responsibility to regulate working conditions for working men and women and to provide research and educational material. OSHA enforces these laws by upholding the standards set forth for workplace conditions by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2015). Fines levied by OSHA depend on the severity of the violation and whether or not the employer is a frequent offender. OSHA will attach a citation number to violations and a fine accompanies all violations (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2015). OSHA also requires that employees receive training and they are educated on proper safety techniques like lifting boxes or handling chemical
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The Employee Benefit Security Administration interacts with workers and ensures they are being made aware of what they are entitled too. The goal of the EBSA is to educate the workforce and grant them access to claims that have been filed to the department of labor so they can retrieve benefits that they should have received after the fact (Workplace Fairness, 2015). The EBSA is more of a self-regulated administration that employees can use a reference to access information and laws that may have been
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