This is referred to as the "General Duty Clause"
|SEC. 5. Duties|
|(a) Each employer --|
|(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;|
(2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
| 29 USC 654|
|(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.|