The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the Department of Labor.
The OSH Act gave employees many new rights, including the right to do the following:
Review copies of appropriate standards and regulations available at the workplace.
Request information on safety and health hazards in the workplace, precautions that may be taken, and procedures to be followed if employee is involved in an accident or is exposed to toxic substances.
Have access to relevant employee exposure and medical records.