Legal Aspects of Health and Safety
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This paper provides an overview of the legal aspects of occupational health and safety, including a discussion regarding the Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and OSHA.
From the Paper:"The Walsh-Healy Act prohibits the award of federal contracts over $10,000 to individuals or businesses that violate safety or labor laws. The Act is considered the precursor to the OSHA law enacted in 1970 (US Code Title 41 2003). It also requires employers to pay prevailing wages in the industry and relates to overtime pay (Chapter 2 no date). The Walsh-Healy Act is considered "the first national standard for workplace safety" (Labor history timeline no date). An employer found guilty of Act violations can be barred from receiving federal contracts for up to three years (Labor history timeline no date)."
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Legal Aspects of Health and Safety (2004, February 29) Retrieved June 18, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/essay/legal-aspects-of-health-and-safety-49223/
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