On April 28th, 1971 President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fondly known as OSHA. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA has come a long way since its inception.
Prior to 1971, 14,000 Americans died on the job every …]]>