OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency focuses on the creation and enforcement of regulations. OSHA requires compliance with the up-to-date U.S. Public Health Service regulations for standards like chemicals, pathogens, ergonomics, biological agents, radiation and noise. As a department of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH advances the occupational safety field through scientific research. NIOSH recommendations make up the latest Public Health Service guidelines that OSHA enforces.

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