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Safety and Health in the Workplace 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is the key federal law which requires employers to provide a safe workplace for their employees. A. The act covers all workplace safety conditions. B. It is enforced by the federal agency - OSHA. 2. Why are not all workplaces safe? A. Employer negligence B. Too expensive to reduce the safety risk without putting the employer out of business. C. Some occupations are inherently dangerous. D. Lack of available information about work hazards. E. Employee negligence. 3. Employers have a serious moral obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees. They have a serious moral imperative not to do harm to their employees. No workplace can be made 100% safe. The employer nonetheless has an obligation to eliminate preventable safety hazards to the maximum extent possible. 4. How can employers promote safety in the workplace? A. Employers need to keep up-to-date on the latest safety hazards in their industry and the technology or other methods by which to reduce or eliminate those hazards. B. Employers should inform their workers of any safety risks that can not be removed. C. Employers should thoroughly train their workers in safe working practices and give them the necessary safety equipment to do the job without injury to themselves. D. Employers should conduct continuous safety monitoring in the work site. E. Employers should compensate employees for the extra risk they are taking in inherently dangerous work settings.
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