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Dying to WorkDeath and Injury in the American Workplace$
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Jonathan D. Karmel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501709982

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001

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Keeping Americans Safe at Work

Keeping Americans Safe at Work

(p.27) 3 Keeping Americans Safe at Work
Dying to Work

Jonathan D. Karmel

Cornell University Press

This chapter traces workplace safety laws and regulations from after the Civil War to the passage of the OSHAct. It features the activists, journalists,social scientists and workplace disasters that were instrumental in raising public awareness of the need for worker safety laws that finally resulted in national legislation in 1970, as well as the opposition to the OSHAct that continues today.

Keywords:   OSHAct, Pittsburgh Survey, Crystal Eastman, coal mining, Richard Nixon, Department of Labor, Chamber of Commerce

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