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The Impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 on the Practice of Medicine.
California Medical Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, February 14, 1972, 1972 Feb:17 pages
A review was presented which discussed the division of responsibilities for government agencies such as OSHA and NIOSH, the first in the Department of Labor and the second in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). The Department of Labor has the primary responsibility in determining priorities, in setting standards, in enforcement, in operating a national recordkeeping and reporting system, in approving state plans and awarding state grants, and in promoting employer/employee education. HEW has a supporting role in most of these activities and in addition conducts health and safety research, hazard evaluation sand toxicity determinations, annual compilation of a list of toxic substances, industry wide studies, and development of an adequate supply of manpower to carry out the purposes of the Act. Various activities taken by each of these organizations to carry out their tasks were reviewed.
Worker-health; Materials-testing; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Industrial-safety-programs; Industrial-health-programs; Safety-research;
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California Medical Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, February 14, 1972, 17 pages
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division