The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 is a federal law that requires federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain, and use information and communications technology (ICT) that is accessible to individuals with disabilities - regardless of whether or not they work for the federal government. The US Access Board established the Section 508 standards that implement the law and provides the requirements for accessibility.
Section 508 requires federal agencies to make their ICT such as technology, online training and websites accessible for everyone. This means that federal employees with disabilities are able to do their work on the accessible computers, phones and equipment in their offices, take online training or access the agency’s internal website to locate needed information. Section 508 also means that an individual with a disability applying for a job with the federal government or using an agency’s website to get information about a program, or completing an online form has access to the same accessible information and resources available to anyone.
For more information about Section 508, please refer to one of the following sites:
OSHRC is committed to providing resources that are accessible to individuals of all abilities. If you find that any of our information products, including what you see on this website, are not in compliance with Section 508, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non-compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.
OSHRC designated Section 508 program managers:
Johnathan Whitton - Chief Information Officer Email here
Angela Tyler - Equal Employment Opportunity Manager Email here
Executive Order 13166, 65 Fed. Reg. 50, (Aug. 16, 2000), directs each Federal agency to examine the services it provides and develop and implement a system by which persons with limited English proficiency are provided “meaningful access” to those services. OSHRC acknowledges that English proficiency is useful for participation in Agency proceedings and has implemented a Language Access Plan. OSHRC’s Language Access Plan reflects its commitment to ensure that persons with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to its services through the use of interpretation and translation services.
Notice of Policy Statement and Language Access Plan
For more information about language access, please refer to one of the following sites:
Executive Order 13166 (justice.gov)
Welcome to LEP.gov
Policy Statement/Language Access Plan Administrator: Judge Keith E. Bell
Language Access Coordinator, Commission Staff: Debra Hall
Language Access Coordinator, Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge: Tia Dillard Email Here
Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151–57)
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds. The U.S. Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The accessibility standards and information about filing a complaint may be found on the U.S. Access Board’s website.
Click here for more details about this law.