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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (OSHA)

In 1970 the Occupational Safety and Health Act ("OSHA") became law. It is found at Title 29, United States Code, Sections 651 and following. The purpose of the law is to assure a safe and healthful working environment for all employees. OSHA requires that each employer provide a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to its employees. Employers and employees are required to comply with the rules and regulations regarding their own conduct in matters of safety and health. OSHA has civil and criminal penalties available to enforce the law and regulations.

OHSA also has authority to investigate and enforce certain federal laws granting "whistle blower" protection to employees to report illegal conduct by their employers.

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