OSHA turns 40
The OSH Act, coupled with the creation of OSHA, resulted in a dramatic reduction in serious workplace injuries and illnesses — from 11 per 100 workers in 1972 to 3.6 per 100 workers in 2009, the article stated.
"Clearly, OSHA has done a lot to improve workplace safety and create greater awareness among employers about safety," said Edwin G. Foulke Jr., who served as OSHA''s administrator from April 2006 through November 2008.
"I really think OSHA''s been the driving force for helping safety and health become more sophisticated," Foulke added.
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