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OSHA and the ADA

ADA Technical Assistance Program and Disability and IT Technical Assistance Centers

voice: 1-800-949-4232
TTY: 1-800-949-4232

The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of 10 Regional ADA National Network Centers located across the country for effective delivery of services to facilitate voluntary implementation of the ADA. Contact your Regional ADA National Network Center for additional information.


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Employment and Disability Institute
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

voice: (607) 255-7727
TTY: (607) 255-2891

This site contains articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful disability resources to help Human Resource (HR) professionals accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Job Accommodation Network

voice: 800/ADA-WORK
fax: 800/526-7234
TTY: 877/781-9403
voice/tty: 800/ADA-WORK

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. JAN?s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN?s services include private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families. JAN represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available. From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs, JAN has served customers across the United States and around the world for more than 25 years. Its consultants are thought leaders and innovators on disability employment issues, and all have earned at least one Master's degree in their specialized fields, ranging from rehabilitation counseling to education and engineering. Meet the JAN staff. JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Workplace Safety and Health Questions

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C., 20210

voice: (800) 321-OSHA (6742)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507

voice: 202-663-4900
TTY: 202-663-4494
All other inquiries: 1-800-669-4000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.


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