OSHA has a number of training, compliance assistance, and health and safety recognition programs throughout its history.
The OSHA Training Institute, which trains government and private sector health and safety personnel, began in 1972.
OSHA's workplace safety inspections have been shown to reduce injury rates and injury costs without adverse effects to employment, sales, credit ratings, or firm survival.
George Guenther was appointed as the agency's first director.
The new federal OSHA changes will require employers to file a detailed report within eight hours of fatal workplace accidents.