SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY: CAN THE INDUSTRY SERVE TWO MASTERS?

The imposition of health and safety regulation on the transportation sector started in 1893 with the Safety Appliance Act; the railroads thus became the first industry subjected to such Federal control. This article traces the evolution and expansion of such regulations to the recent imposition of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulation on transport agencies starting in 1973. There has arisen a jurisdictional controversy with the Federal Railroad Administration which previously had regulated all rail safety matters and the Department of Labor which is responsible for OSHA enforcement. The complications of undefined responsibility are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20423
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, C A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00139948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM