OSHA was primarily formed to ensure optimal and safe working conditions for the employees through the set-up of standards that provide the necessary training, outreach, education, and assistance. It was also tasked with the enforcement of whistleblower statutes and regulations (Rodrigues and Cusick, 2012). EPA, on the other hand, conducts routine environmental assessments and enforces national standards under different environmental laws. The organization also has powers to fine or sanction institutions whose operations contravene the set environmental statutes.
OSHA’s standards apply in the aviation industry with regards to the safety standards. For example, when working on a flight line, the employee is to be provided with protective gear such as safety glasses, steel toe boots, hearing protection equipment and so forth. These requirements are in accordance with the OSHA standards. In addition, OSHA requires that the employees who work in high noise environment be subjected to periodic hearing examinations (Rodrigues and Cusick, 2012).
The organization also outlines guidelines to be followed in the identification of methods for handling hazardous chemicals such as hydraulic fluids, jet fuel, battery maintenance and so forth. This standard demands that all employees tasked with maintaining these dangerous chemicals must undergo appropriate training. Moreover, a material safety data sheet that lists all the chemicals on site, their composition, and the precautions to be adhered to should be made available.
The Environmental Protection Agency is primarily tasked with the regulating the disposal of hazardous chemicals in the environment. The organizations Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has a direct impact on the aviation industry. The RCRA act requires the airlines to take up the responsibility for the management, control and disposal of the toxic substances related to the industry (Rule, 2011).These materials include