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Lea en español The Occupational Health and Safety Act In 1970, Congress enacted the Occupational Health and Safety Act, establishing laws to govern health and safety in the private sector, as well as the federal government. The act mandates that qualified employers maintain work environments that are free of specific hazards, including toxic chemicals, mechanical […]
Many laws establish basic safety standards aimed at reducing the number of illnesses, injuries, and deaths in the workplace. Because most workplace safety laws rely, for their effectiveness, on employees who are willing to report job hazards, most laws also prevent employers from firing or discriminating against employees who report unsafe conditions to the proper […]