As you know, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was enacted for the purpose of ensuring the safety and health of employees by setting and enforcing certain standards in the workplace.  In furtherance of that mission, OSHA has the power to review settlement agreements between employers and employees under its authority to protect

In March 2016, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled: Workplace Safety and Health and Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence. The study noted that OSHA provides enforcement for the private sector in 24 states and the District of Columbia; that the states provide enforcement