The key American legislation is the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970 (the Act). This Act is organised into four elements and a number of parts each dealing with a specific topic, eg machine guarding, excavations and hazardous chemicals.

The Act is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is authorised to set and enforce workplace health and safety standards.

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