Establishment of Navajo OSHA

The Navajo OSHA program was established in 1986 by the (then) Navajo Labor Investigative Task Force. The Task Force received many complaints from employees throughout the Navajo Nation, resulting in injuries to workers which are preventable by enforcement of applicable occupational safety and health standards.

As a result of the finding the Program within the Division of Human Resources was established to assist and remedy occupational safety and health hazards by reducing the rate of injury on the job preventing economic and personal losses by lowering the number of injuries.