As many New York residents are aware, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration serves a variety of very important functions in this country. Of the utmost concern to many workers out there, OSHA is the organization that makes sure that every workplace is in proper order, in terms of protocols, cleanliness and employee safety (among other things).
OSHA also is in charge of investigating workplace accidents when they do occur. When workers are injured or a major breach in safety is found in a workplace, OSHA will send out investigators to compose a full report on the workplace and its condition. If any violations are found, OSHA will cite the company. The resulting punishment depends on a number of factors, but usually it is either a warning or fine.