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In the automobile industry how does the OSHA laws impact employment environment. The OSHA law I am looking at is 1910.1

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1. In the automobile industry how does the OSHA laws impact employment environment. The OSHA law I am looking at is 1910.1

ASHA laws apply to health and safety rules to apply in the work environment by all employees in an automobile industry.
First, 1910.1 describes the scope and purpose of the Act.

The United States Code (U.S.C.) is the body of law created by the United States Congress. The OSH Act is contained in U.S.C. Title 29, Chapter 15, Sections 651 to 678. The OSH Act granted authority to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor to "promulgate, modify, or revoke any occupational safety or health standard." 29 U.S.C. § 655 (b). In this context, "the Secretary" is synonymous with the agency itself, OSHA. Thus, OSHA can create and adopt specific safety standards regulating work practices and processes such as fall protection, machine guarding, etc. Those standards are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) and are referred to by their federal CFR number (e.g. 29 CFR 1910.001). The safety standards are ...

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In the automobile industry, this solution examines how the OSHA (1910.1) laws impact employment environment.

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This is a two part report. My requirement is to turn in 8-10 pages - so I am requesting from you 2-3 pages on each part.

Part One: Please review some of the articles listed above. After you have read the various items please answer the following:

1) Was OSHA justified in their case against McWane?
2) Was McWane's response appropriate?
3) What could have been done differently given your knowledge of OSHA and other laws that influence HRM practices?

Part Two:
1) Are our workplace safety laws tough enough?
2) Should companies, and their executives, be held more accountable for protecting their workers' safety?

Thank you for your assistance.

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