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    The Development of OSHA

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, has been protecting workers safety and health since 1970. This allowed federal protection of workers safety and health rights. For many years, federal protection of workers safety was nonexistent. President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health act in 1970 after President Lydon Johnson’s failed attempt of establishing the act three years prior. It was a very long and difficult process for the OSHA act to come to order. OSHA has protected workers in a variety of industries such as, construction, manufacturing, and general industry. I will be discussing what the workforce was like before the act was established and what inspired our nation’s desire for federal safety and health. I also will be discussing the history of the OSHA bill and why it took so long for it to become established. As well as how it has benefited the workforce and made it what we now know it as today. I will also mention many of the important figures who have influenced the occupational safety and health movement we know today. I have provided a timeline on important moments that happened in OSHA since the act has been implemented in 1970. The article also provides many diagrams and figures to demonstrate the importance of safety in the workplace. Without OSHA, the workforce would not be what it is today. Employers cared very little about their workers safety and health, especially if safety and health protection interfered with production. OSHA has saved an incredible amount of workers lives

    Women\u27s and Gender Studies 40th Anniversary

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    The University of Dayton women\u27s and gender studies program was first discussed during the 1960s when issues of gender were being raised on college campuses. The University formally launched a women\u27s study program in 1978 with a social justice-oriented mission to make students aware that women and gender issues matter

    Undergraduate Research Excellence

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    University of Dayton Pre-Medicine major Dante Pezzutti was the top awardee this month at the American Physiological Society Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California

    Student Profile: Adam Cepeda

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    University of Dayton senior and Guam native Adam Cepeda spent his summer working on the staged reading of the Marianist musical Spectacle, which tells the story of William Joseph Chaminade\u27s experience persevering through persecution during the French Revolution and establishing the Society of Mary in 1817

    Statehouse Civic Scholars

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    Now in its sixth year, the University of Dayton Statehouse Civic Scholars program is helping to build a community of students and alumni in and around the Ohio statehouse

    Distinguished\u27 Physics Students

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    The National Society of Physics Students named the University of Dayton\u27s chapter a distinguished chapter for the 2016-17 academic year, for its involvement in local, regional and national Society of Physics Students meetings and events. This comes on the heels of the national organization bestowing outstanding and distinguished designations on the UD chapter in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively

    Lending a Hand Back Home

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    University of Dayton senior Alondra Roman had difficulty reaching her family in Puerto Rico after the disaster of Hurricane Maria in September. She heard they survived the storm, but was unable to communicate with them until they could reach a phone. In the weeks that followed, Roman and other students from Puerto Rico organized a campus effort for students, faculty and staff to donate supplies to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

    Are Auditor and Audit Committee Report Changes Useful to Investors? Evidence from the United Kingdom

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    Recently, U.S. and international regulators have proposed significant changes to auditor and audit committee reporting with the stated intention of delivering more useful information to stakeholders. Whether new disclosure requirements achieve this intended benefit, however, is unknown. Exploiting the exogenous shock of the recent changes to auditor and audit committee reports in the United Kingdom, I find that information asymmetry significantly decreased following the implementation of the new disclosure regime. Furthermore, I find that reductions in information asymmetry are greater for firms with weaker information environments, suggesting that the new disclosure requirements particularly benefit investors in these firms. Additionally, I find some evidence that companies employing auditors that tend to provide more (less) detailed audit reports under the new regime experience more (less) significant reductions in information asymmetry. Overall, it appears that additional required disclosures from audit committees and auditors provide new and useful information to investors and serve to reduce information asymmetry. The results of this study provide important information to regulators, auditors, audit committees, public companies, and capital markets worldwide
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