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MGT 4400
Human Resource Management


Business and industries need safety and regulations to protect their workers from injuries and illnesses. OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It was created to guarantee secure and beneficial working conditions and it is administered through the Department of Labor. Its purpose is to make sure employers and employees have a safe and nonhazardous workplace. It has developed a number of training programs, compliance system, and health and safety recognition in its past history. It wanted to improve existing safety standards and health standards. OSHA was created to have mandatory job safety and health standards. They keep track of job illnesses and injuries. OSHA has cut down the percent of workplace deaths, illnesses, and injuries. They have performed thousands of inspections and have made thousands of visits to employers with safety concerns. The supporting body of OSHA is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which develops research and standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission reviews OSHA actions and addresses disputes. OSHA enforces, assists, and cooperates. This act performs well for the domestic construction business by enforcing rules and regulations that they are obliged to. The construction business encounters many fatalities, but OSHA cuts down this percent.

The act covers 50 states private sectors including others like Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. OSHA does not deal with self-employed organizations or the immediate family of farm employers that do not have external workers. They do not deal with state and local government employees. Also some states have their own requirements and rules they follow. Even though OSHA does not handle federal agencies they can still respond to employee complaints and monitor the federal agencies. Workplace hazards that are regulated under federal agencies are not covered by the act....
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