Osha 's Safety And Health Administration

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Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthy workplaces.There are many serious safety and health hazards in the meat packing industry. These hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders, and hazardous chemicals.How effective are the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safeguards? It is my position that harder penalties on companies with a high injury/death toll should be imposed. This paper will discuss how OSHA has failed to protect workers by failing to penalize companies that dont follow guidelines, within the meatpacking, the fastfood and other industry. Occupational Safety and Health Administration also known as OSHA was established on April 28, 1971. OSHA was established to assure the safety and healthy working conditions for employees by enforcing and setting certain fundamental standards. The Labor Department was dissatisfied the limited authority to determine safety in the workplace so they push for a federal regulatory program. In 1968, Labor Department convinced President Johnson 's advisors to enter the bill that covered workplace safety. The bill took a while to pass but on Dec. 29, 1970 President Nixon signed the bill creating OSHA under the direction of the Labor Department, this position is appointed by the President. OSHA safeguards would be more effective in helping workers if there were people
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