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Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

OSHA's Proposed Ergonomics Standard: An Exercise in Cost and Ambiguity

In late 1999, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed an expansive ergonomics standard. Its genesis, however, goes back to 1979, when OSHA hired its first ergonomist. Now, more than 20 years later, OSHA is...

American Iron & Steel Inst. v. Occupational Safety & Health Admin.

The court upholds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) revised standard for the manner and conditions of use for respiratory protection in the workplace. A group representing the iron and steel industry and a...

Industrial Truck Ass'n v. Henry

The court holds that, as applied to industrial truck manufacturers and distributors, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) hazard communication standard (HCS)...

Reinventing Government Inspections: Proposed Reform of the Occupational Safety and Health Act

In September 1991, 25 people died at the Imperial Food Products plant in Hamlet, North Carolina, when they were trapped in a factory fire. Witnesses to the fire said the employees could not escape because the building doors were locked...