The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a part of the United States Department of Labor. In 1970 Congress created OSHA to ensure safe and healthy work conditions for the men and women in America’s workforce. Prior to OSHA, there was little safety regulation in the workplace. America’s mass-producing mentality called for machinery work, which in turn heighten the risk for American employees. Today, OSHA sets and enforces safety standards and provides training, outreach, education, and assistance. All FrenchCreek products meet or exceed all OSHA requirements.
The American National Safety Institute (ANSI), is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus safety standards in the United States. ANSI is comprised of engineers, contractors, and other experts in various industries. Unlike OSHA, ANSI standards are not law. However, voluntary safety stands that ANSI promotes are viewed as “best practices.”
To contact ANSI visit their website: ansi.org
Or by mail:
American National Standards Institute, INC. (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036