Occupational Safety and Health Administration

What is OHSA?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the department of labor, and was made to try and reduce hazards within workplaces and protect workers. They monitor injuries within workplaces and make sure business's are not too dangerous.

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

Safety and Health Complaints

If you have any concerns about working conditions that may cause you harm within your work environment, you are allowed to report them to OHSA for a government inspection.

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.