“An Environmental Protection Agency pesticides inspector wears a protective mask and apron as he draws a bulk sample of toxic liquid (Methyl parathion) from a container during a routine inspection at the Valley Chemical Company, Greenville, Mississippi”

By John Mussina, March 1974

The 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act allowed the Federal Government to set and enforce health and safety standards around the country. It also permitted workplace safety inspections and allowed workers to file complaints about safety and health conditions on the job.

National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (412-DA-12793)