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OSHA beginning and history

Explain how the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970 succeeded in alienating both unions and managements. What did the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, and organized labor, do to combat these occupational hazard issues?

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OSHA was passed to help improve the safety conditions at businesses of all types around the country. The management of companies did not like it, because it forced them to improve the work safety and health hazards associated with employment. Companies were required to maintain equipment and provide for the safe use of hazardous materials. Workplaces were to be maintained for safety and well-being of the employees, so cleaning and repairs were required. Another reason management did not like the OSHA passage was the right of OSHA to come on their property, without prior notice, and inspect then fine for conditions that were considered unsafe or health hazards.

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This solution provides a review of the OSHA beginnings and history through the 1980s and early 1990s.