WLS Online University OSHA Classroom
Make Employee Safety a #1 Priority.
According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), Workers have the right to work in conditions that do not pose a serious risk to their health and safety, and that do not expose them to undue or serious harm.
- Employers must find and correct any known safety and health problems in the work environment.
- try to eliminate potential hazards by making changes in working conditions.
- Switching to safer chemicals, or use an adequate ventilation system to clean the air.
- Inform employees about hazards through training, labels, alarms, color-coded systems, chemical information sheets and other methods.
- Keep accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- Perform tests in the workplace, such as air sampling required by some OSHA standards.
- Provide hearing exams or other medical tests required by OSHA standards.
- Post OSHA citations, injury and illness data, and the OSHA poster in the workplace where workers will see them.
- Notify OSHA within 8 hours of a workplace incident in which there is a death or when three or more workers go to a hospital.
- Not discriminate or retaliate against a worker for using their rights under the law.
(Original articles found on the OSHA website)