Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970)


The Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970) was intended to reduce the incidence of personal injuries, illness, and deaths as a result of employment. It requires employers to provide each of their employees with a workplace free of recognized hazards that may cause death or serious physical harm. The act directed the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA is responsible for developing and promulgating safety and health standards, issuing regulations, conducting inspections, issuing citations, and proposing fines for violations.

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(MLA 8th Edition)