Workplace Safety

Occupational injuries have historically been a major problem in public health, causing workers’ untimely deaths and disabilities throughout the world. It also costs businesses heavily in paying for those injuries, in addition to the loss of their trained workers. Thus, ensuring workplace safety is an important issue in securing the well-being of workers, the most valuable resources of the United States.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1970 to govern the occupational health and safety in the private sector and the federal government. In the following year, OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health were established to create a safe and healthful working environment.

OSHA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides ...

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