Essay by jrisherCollege, Undergraduate June 2008

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OSHA and FMLA are acts are designed to protect the safety, welfare, and general wellbeing of families. OSHA's main goal is helping to make the workplace safer were as FLMA is geared towards the families and what could happen if there is an illness or injury. This paper will discuss OSHA and FLMA, when they were started, what they do, and who is affected.

The occupational safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted in 1970 and designed as its name suggests to regulate conditions relating to occupational safety and health to achieve a safer and healthier working environment through out the nation. "By terms of the Act, every person engaged in business affecting commerce who has employees is required to furnish each of his employees employment and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm, and further, to comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under the Act (1,OSHA). OSHA also provides occupational and health standards, a research and development section, and conducts inspections and investigations of workplaces and employer records. OSHA like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides protection from retaliation if claims are made. If and employee would feel that they have been discharged or discriminated against by and employer for filing a complaint with OSHA may with in 30 days file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor alleging the discrimination or discharge, at which point the Secretary of Labor will notify the person or company of the complaint being filed against them. After investigation if it is found that an employee was discharged wrongly or discriminated against the Secretary of Labor can force the employer to reinstate the employee to their former held position along with compensation including...