Legal Aspects – Case Study Example

Bill has been given citations by the compliance officer of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health ity). This ity is established by the United States of America’s Department of Labor. It is designed for the safety of workers and others involved in industries and other commercial establishments. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 19701 is the act which provides for the establishment of procedure, substantive law and enforcement of the regulations in this context.
SEC. 8. Of the Occupational Safety and Health Act provides for Inspections, Investigations, and Recordkeeping. Part 1913 of Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) provides for Rules Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records. According to these rules, an employee must make records of each individual employee available for inspection by OSHA authorities. The employees are also entitled to access their records. Bill has thrown away all records of the employees who no longer work with him. He has made this a practice, and has had to pay a penalty because of the violation. A citation will provide a time limit or a deadline for Bill’s company to comply with the requirements of provisions of law.
The way to correct the situation is to keep all the records relating to the health of the workers available for inspection by the OSHA officials. Bill will also be well advised to see to it that the offending piece of equipment is removed and a new one substituted in its place.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 accessed on March 30th 2010