Key Remarks of President Nixon at the OSHA Signing Ceremony 1970


These are key remarks of President Richard Nixon before signing the OSHAct into law on December 29, 1970. A written copy of the entire remarks can be found at . The House of Representatives had voted 308--60 for the OSHAct, and the Senate adopted it on a voice vote without debate. Sometimes referred to as the Williams-Steiger Act, after its chief sponsors, Democratic Senator Harrison Williams of New Jersey and Republican Representative William Steiger of Wisconsin, the act is known mostly by its familiar acronym, OSHA. Congress passed OSHA "to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions." To meet this lofty goal, Congress created a vast federal bureaucracy empowered to regulate most businesses. OSHA touches nearly every American workplace and has become a landmark in the history of labor, employment, and public health law. State regulation of workplace safety began ...

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Vincent powley 

the dollar was strong then. he must have been doing something right.

Michael Warren 

I know people are critical of Nixon on Watergate but he did so much in his presidency. Like Bill Clinton said we should examine President Nixon and his record as a whole not just parts of it