OSHA and Workplace Rights
OSHA are federal laws that written and enacted in 1970 to improve the safety standards and to set regulations for better safety for construction sites and building site and other job sites. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries or have been wrongfully killed while on a construction accident or work site, call our Law Firm to learn about your rights. Call us at 800-862-1260 The OSHA Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This entity was placed within the Department of Labor. The purpose of the Act was to reduce common workplace hazards and implement safety and health programs for employees. Call us at 800-862-1260.The most basic duties imposed under OSHA:
- Provide a safe workplace free from known hazards.
- Inform all employees of OSHA safety standards.
- Display Official OSHA poster that describes responsibilities.
- Establish a written, comprehensive hazard communication program and an employee training program.
- Inform employees of the existence, location, and availability of medical and exposure records and to provide these records upon request.
If a hazard remains on the work site, an employee should contact OSHA with a written complaint. A workers' representative has a right to accompany an OSHA compliance officer for the inspection. Under no circumstances may the employer choose the representative. The inspector may conduct a comprehensive inspection of the entire workplace or a partial inspection. At the end of the inspection, the OSHA inspector will meet with the employer and the employee representatives to discuss the situation. If you suspect that your employer is in violation and this act or omission has caused an injury or death contact us at 800-862-1260.