Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety & Health Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to:
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.
This is my profession's mantra: "free from recognized hazards". Closing one's eyes fails to qualify as "I didn't see it".
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