Job Safety & Health, It's the law! (Poster)

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Summary Statement

Information from the OSHA Poster listing worker rights and responsibilities if on this eLCOSH link. There is also a link to a PDF of the poster.


  • You have the right to notify your employer or OSHA about workplace hazards. You may ask OSHA to keep your name confidential.

  • You have the right to request an OSHA inspection if you believe that there are unsafe unhealthful conditions in your workplace. You or your respresentative may participate in that inspection.

  • You can file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of retaliation or discrimination by your employer for making safety and health complaints or for exercising your rights under the OSH Act.

  • You have the right to see OSHA citations issued to your employer. Your employer must post the citations at or near the place of the alleged violations.

  • Your employer must correct workplace hazards by the date indicated on the citation and must certify that these hazards have been reduced on elimininated.

  • You have the right to copies of your medical records and records of your exposures to toxic and harmful substances or conditions.

  • Your employer must post this notice in your workplace.

  • You must comply with all occupational safety and health standards issued under the OSH Act that apply to your own actions and conduct on the job.
  • You must furnish your employees a place of employment free from recognized hazards.

  • You must comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under the OSH Act.
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This free poster available from OSHA - The Best Resource for Safety and Health

Free assistance in identifying and correcting haxards or complying with stardards is available to employers, without citation or penalty, through OSHA-suppored consultation programs in each state.