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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

On February 17th, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law.  The Act is an extraordinary response to what may be our nation's biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.  It includes measures to modernize our nations infrastructure, fight for energy independence, expand educational opportunities, create affordable health care, and to provide tax relief.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will help ensure that workers protection laws are enforced as recovery infrastructure investments are carried out.  The OHSA will do this by enforcing its standards, providing free consultation services to small employers and through outreach programs to employees and employers, making them aware of hazards and worker protection in affected industries and job classifications.