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Office of Occupational Safety & Health: Mission Statement

The historic mission of the Department is "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce" of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement.

The Office of Occupational Safety and Health supports the Departments' mission through advancing concepts of safety and risk management.