Facts About Worker Safety and Health - 2012

TitleFacts About Worker Safety and Health - 2012
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAFL-, CIO
InstitutionAFL-CIO
CityWashington, DC
Keywordshealth regulation, health standards, job safety, legislation, Mine Safety and Health Act, MSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA, public policy
Abstract

[Excerpt] This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the effective date of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Act – which guarantees every American worker a safe and healthful working environment – created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to set and enforce standards and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct research and investigations. This year also marks the 43rd anniversary of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, and 35th anniversary of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act.

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