The Challenge of Informing Workers of Job-Related Health Hazards

  • John Friedland
Part of the Springer Series on Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 4)


With the passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) of 1970 (P.L. 91–596), the federal government adopted as policy that, as far as possible, every worker in the United States be assured of safe and healthful working conditions. The first step in eliminating any hazard is, obviously, recognizing it as a hazard. As simplistic as this sounds, however, recognizing health (not safety) hazards is often quite difficult, expensive, and time-consuming.


Occupational Health Occupational Medicine Wall Street Journal Inform Worker Public Interest Group 
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