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Discuss the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Did it accomplish what it was meant to do? What documentation is there to either prove/disprove your answer? Be specific and provide examples.

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Review the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.Discuss the goals of the act and if they were accomplished.

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The Williams-Steiger Act of 1970 is known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It is commonly referred to as, OSHA. The purpose of the act was to improve the work area for employees and assist employers to provide a safe working environment. Since the enactment of this law, workplace fatalities have decreased more than 60% and illness rates have declined by 40%. Regardless of this wonderful statistic, some facts reflect the agency as a hindrance to worker safety (U.S. Department of Labor, 2004).

The Williams-Steiger Act of 1970 is regulated by the Federal government. There are few people in the department to do a good job. Many times reports are submitted, the inspector requires a change and never returns ...

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