ERIC Number: ED072268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Target Industries: Profiles of Five Hazardous Occupations.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
To contribute to a fuller understanding and awareness of the hazards involved in industries as well as to call attention to steps being taken to solve safety problems, this pamphlet surveys five industries cited among those having the highest rates of job-related injuries in the country. Industries include: (1) Roofing and Sheet Metal, (2) Longshoring, (3) Lumber and Wood Products, (4) Meat and Meat Products, and (5) Mobile Homes and Transportation Equipment. With the passage of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, more stringent measures have been employed to protect workers. Some of these measures were: (1) management training programs, (2) stricter regulations regarding the wearing of protective clothing while working, (3) legislation aimed at better working conditions, and (4) the use of safety experts as members of a standing committee to assist employers when necessary. (SN)
Descriptors: Industry, Inplant Programs, Labor Legislation, Laborers, Pamphlets, Safety, Safety Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S/N 2915-0014; $.30)
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Authoring Institution: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970