Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a division of the Department of Labor. Its mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of American workers. Since the organization's creation in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent. From asbestos to workplace violence, OSHA rules and regulations are in place at offices and workplaces nationwide. Browse the site index to learn about more OSHA programs.