Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Know your rights!
- Be trained in a language you understand
- Work on machines that are safe
- Be provided required safety gear, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
- Be protected from toxic chemicals
- Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector
- Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
- See copies of the workplace injury and illness log
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
- Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace
Protection from Retaliation
No employer can discrimate against any employee that files a complaint. It is their rate to file a complaint and no employer shall be allowed to retaliate against them.
Am I Covered?
OHSA laws cover most private business's and corporations in all fifty states and D.C. All federal employees are covered by OHSA. 27 states and territories cover their state governmental employees.