Analyze and describe the major concepts behind worker compensation laws, and how they work in the fire service environment. Explain the reasons for the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. Define the organizational structure and authority of OSHA, and discuss how they relate to fire service safety programs.
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Analyze and describe the major concepts behind worker compensation laws, and how they work in the fire service environment.
- Who issues these worker compensation laws? You'll want to cross-reference this question with your instructor, as these laws may stem from a number of sources, including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and they are additional laws that differ by state.
- After investigating the above findings, describe the major associated concepts behind the laws, and analyze the topic in terms of how they work in the fire service environment.
There are relatively few resources on the topic of worker compensation laws, or how they work in the fire services; however, each branch of government above may be involved in legislation. You will need to consult your instructor, textbook , and also check with your school's librarian for access to databases, such as Wiley, Lexis Nexus, ...
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