Do All Working Men and Women in the Nation Come Under OSHA's Jurisdiction?


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Not all workers in the United States are required to follow the guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. There are many restrictions in place for certain industries and small businesses.

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OSHA lists certain industries for which maintaining health and safety records of employees is not required. This includes car dealerships, hardware stores and advertising services. Small businesses, or those that employ 10 people or fewer, do not need to keep records either. The White House and Congress also are exempt from OSHA regulations. Nevertheless, even these businesses are required to report to OSHA any workplace incident that results in death or the hospitalization of at least three employees.

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