Over the years, OSHA has taken many strides to ensure that workplaces are safe and worker’s lives are not at risk. In fact, OSHA created the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard as a way to teach employers the requirements of hazards associated with processes where hazardous chemicals are being used. This is just one example of how far OSHA goes to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for workers. In the workplace, employers have responsibilities and workers have rights. Now you can find out more about them.
Responsibilities and Rights
As a worker, you should understand that you have a right to a safe workplace. By law, employers are required to provide you with a safe and healthful workplace. Under OSHA law, it is also illegal for employers to retaliate against you for exercising your rights and reporting when you feel as if there is a danger. If you feel as if your rights have been compromised, you can call your local OSHA office or 1-800-321-OSHA. They will help you understand more about your concerns.
OSHA has also implemented something known as the On-site Consultation Program as a way to determine whether or not there are hazards in the workplace. Employers can utilize this service and work with OSHA one-on-one to identify and correct their hazards. They will understand standards, establish injury and illness prevention programs, and more.
Lastly, if you as a worker believe that the workplace is operating in a hazardous way, you have a right to file a complaint about it. OSHA will inspect the workplace to ensure that it is working up to OSHA standards and complying with safety procedures. If you believe your job is unsafe, you have many rights. On the other hand if you have been injured at a dangerous job, you have a right to file for compensation that you deserve. Call us today at Maggiano, DiGirolami & Lizzi to handle your workplace claim and get you the compensation you deserve in your time of need.