Occupational safety and health did not begin in 1973 in the State of Washington. Although the historical roots of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act of 1973 (WISHA) run deep, the adoption of the Act significantly affected the lives of all working men and women in the state. This Article will examine that historical perspective, covering both state and federal law, and will comprehensively detail the current law relating to occupational safety and health in the State of Wasington.
Alan S. Paja, The Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act: WISHA's Twentieth Anniversary, 1973-1993, 17 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 259 (1994).