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What was the status of US workplace safety laws in 1900?

a) A few states had tried to pass safety laws, but they had no public support.

b) Most states had passed some safety laws, but enforcement varied.

c) Most states opposed safety laws, but workers began to demand them.

d) All states had safety laws, but no one bothered to enforce them.

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The correct choice is B – Most states had passed some safety laws, but enforcement varied. The workplace safety laws and occupational health measures were not applied leading to harsh working conditions. Most workers got minimum wage but got exposed to health hazards. There were no implementations on training and safety measures that led to increased deaths among the workers. Consequently, some workers chose to leave their jobs to avoid getting injuries. Despite having some safety laws, most of the states didn’t take effect on all current issues and occasionally implemented them poorly.

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