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§ 668. Programs of Federal agencies
(a) Establishment, development, and maintenance by head of each Federal agency
It shall be the responsibility of the head of each Federal agency (not including the United States Postal Service) to establish and maintain an effective and comprehensive occupational safety and health program which is consistent with the standards promulgated under section 655 of this title. The head of each agency shall (after consultation with representatives of the employees thereof)—
(1) provide safe and healthful places and conditions of employment, consistent with the standards set under section 655 of this title;
(2) acquire, maintain, and require the use of safety equipment, personal protective equipment, and devices reasonably necessary to protect employees;
(3) keep adequate records of all occupational accidents and illnesses for proper evaluation and necessary corrective action;
(4) consult with the Secretary with regard to the adequacy as to form and span of rec­ords kept pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of this section; and
(5) make an annual report to the Secretary with respect to occupational accidents and injuries and the agency’s program under this section. Such report shall include any report submitted under section 7902(e)(2) of title 5.
(b) Report by Secretary to President
(c) Omitted
(d) Access by Secretary to records and reports required of agencies
(Pub. L. 91–596, § 19, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1609; Pub. L. 97–375, title I, § 110(c), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1821; Pub. L. 105–241, § 2(b)(1), Sept. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 1572.)