Other Federal Laws

In any case, the following four other federal laws have been passed by Congress in the interest of workers’ safety and compensation:

  • Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) — Passed in 1916, it provides workers’ compensation for civil servants employed by the federal government
  • Defense Base Act — Passed in 1941, it provides workers’ compensation for civilians working for private companies and organizations on U.S. military bases overseas
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act — Passed in 1970, it set comprehensive, nationwide standards for workplace safety
  • Black Lung Compensation Act — Passed in 1973, it provides workers’ compensation for coal miners