April 28, 2021, marked the 50th anniversary of OSHA beginning its mission to protect the safety and health of America’s workers. OSHA and its partners have worked for 50 years to improve workplace protections, significantly reducing worker fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and will continue that pursuit until every worker goes home safe and healthy. Learn More

Since the OSH Act went into effect on April 28, 1971, creating @OSHA_DOL, the U.S. workforce has nearly doubled – but workplace fatalities have decreased by more than 60%. The OSH Act also created the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (@NIOSH), which has produced important research empowering employers and workers to create safer and more healthful workplaces. Learn More