The Work Environment


The primary law outlining what protections businesses are required to provide to employees and their customers is known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA 29 U.S.C. § 654(a)(1)). This broad and far-reaching law basically establishes an organization’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment. The general duty clause reads as follows: “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing death or serious physical harm to his employees.” The U.S. Department of Labor governs this federal mandate; each state has a corresponding department, as well.

Several things must be considered when it comes to violations. ...

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