Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Printing and Journalism


Most of us have, during the last few years, heard reference to OSHA—the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Yet few of us have received any information as to its implication to the educational system, and more specifically to the industrial educator. Niel Head of the National Federation of Independent Businesses said: “They’ve drawn up the regulations so it would take a Philadelphia lawyer to figure them out.” I do not profess to be a Philadelphia lawyer; however, the purpose of this paper is (1) to clarify the scope of Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, (2) to ascertain if the public educational system is subject to its jurisdiction, (3) if indeed the educational system must comply, how does it specifically affect the graphic arts instructor on the secondary level, and (4) to identify standards which will concern graphic arts teachers on the secondary level and make a composite reference for ease of application by the educators.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

United States. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Graphic arts -- Study and teaching

Industrial safety -- Law and legislation -- United States

Industrial hygiene -- Law and legislation -- United States



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South Dakota State University