The OSHA – Sandy laboratory is a state-of-the-art forensics lab for the testing of materials and products that have contributed to worker deaths or injuries nationwide. Established in 1970 as an agency within the Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration promulgates construction, maritime, agricultural, as well as “general industry” standards to protect workers from a wide range of potential workplace hazards. OSHA also maintains a compliance arm, which conducts work-site inspections throughout the country.
OSHA – Sandy, a build-to-suit Class A laboratory completed in 2003, is leased to the General Services Administration on behalf of OSHA for an initial 20-year lease. The lease includes two five-year renewal options with fixed rental increases, that, if exercised, would carry the lease term to 2034. The OSHA – Sandy laboratory serves the entire country, analyzes a multitude of chemicals and maintains OSHA’s online Chemical Sampling Information database. The property is also one of three locations nationwide which houses the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, a division that provides specialized technical support to the broader OSHA program staff.