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Question 1: Due to the difficulty of the rule-making process (which is governed by the ________), OSHA has focused on basic mechanical and chemical hazards rather than procedures.
RulemakingAdministrative Procedure ActAdministrative lawUnited States Congress

Question 2: In the mid-1960s, growing awareness of the environmental impact of many chemicals had led to a politically powerful ________.
Environmental movementEnvironmentalismGreen politicsEco-socialism

Question 3: The Occupational Safety and Health Act is the primary federal law which governs occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the ________.
AlaskaUnited StatesCanadaPhilippines

Question 4: [2][3][4] ________ provided little recourse for relief for the survivors of dead workers or for injured employees.
Reasonable personTortNegligenceProduct liability

Question 5: Industrial production increased significantly in the United States during ________, and industrial accidents soared.
Soviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 6: The Act created the ________ (OSHA), an agency of the Department of Labor.
Benefits Review BoardOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationVeterans' Employment and Training ServiceWage and Hour Division

Question 7: The Act does cover federal agencies, as well as the ________.
U.S. stateUnited States ConstitutionUnited States Postal ServiceUnited States Congress

Question 8: It was enacted by Congress in 1970 and was signed by President ________ on December 29, 1970.
Richard NixonRonald ReaganGerald FordGeorge H. W. Bush

Question 9: [6] Backed by ________, many states also enacted workers' compensation laws which discouraged employers from permitting unsafe workplaces.
Trade unionSlaveryUniversal suffrageHuman rights


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