Duty. It's a word we don't use that often in the context of workers' compensation and occupational health and safety. When we do use it, we tend to gloss over it and may miss its real meaning and importance.
Employers have a “General Duty” to protect workers in the work place. Every occupational safety and health regulation has a General Duty Clause. The US OSH Act specifies it this way (in part):
SEC. 5. Duties(a) Each ...
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