What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? - OSHA History


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1. Who signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law in 1970?

2. What is the United States Department of Labor agency responsible for ensuring safe working conditions for workers in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the history of OSHA's founding and the purpose it serves. You'll learn how OSHA applies to workers' rights and whistleblowing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll bet tested on:

  • The General Duty Clause
  • The President who signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law
  • OSHA's responsibilities
  • The definition of whistleblower statutes

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history of OSHA lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as whistleblower statues and General Duty Clause
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the effectiveness of OSHA in a different light

Additional Learning

If you want more details about OSHA's background, review the corresponding lesson called What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? - OSHA History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Identify ways in which OSHA has helped consumers and workers
  • Know the workings of the relationship between the Department of Labor and OSHA