Working conditions refers to the working environment and all existing circumstances affecting labor in the workplace, including job hours, physical aspects, legal rights and responsibilities. For example, Congress has explained that the purpose of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, which IOSHA implements in Indiana, is "to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions."[ 29 USCS § 651; LTV Steel Co. v. Griffin, 730 N.E.2d 1251, 1261 (Ind. 2000)]
In the context of machines or equipments, working condition means it is operational. For example, once the State introduced prima facie evidence that the machine was in proper working condition, the burden of production shifted to Mullins to rebut the State's prima facie showing.