2017 US Code
Title 29 - Labor
Chapter 15 - Occupational Safety and Health
Sec. 654 - Duties of employers and employees

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Citation 29 U.S.C. § 654 (2017)
Section Name §654. Duties of employers and employees
Section Text

(a) Each employer—

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;

(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this chapter.


(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this chapter which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 91–596, §5, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1593.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 29 - LABOR
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 29 - LABOR
CHAPTER 15 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Sec. 654 - Duties of employers and employees
Contains section 654
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 84 Stat. 1593
Public Law References Public Law 91-596
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