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Occupational Safety and Health Act

Bill Number: S-2193

Public Law Number: 91-596

Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

Full title...
An act to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed, under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.

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What this bill does

This law created standards to provide workers with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.

It created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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