OSHA Unveils New Safety and Health Poster
The poster is titled "Job Safety and Health – It's the Law!"
OSHA this week unveiled a new version of its "Job Safety and Health – It's the Law!" poster. The poster informs workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities.
"This poster emphasizes a very important principle when it comes to prevention - that every worker has a voice," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Workers need to know their rights and be able to use their rights, without fear of retaliation, when they believe that their safety or health is at risk."
The poster informs workers of their rights to request an OSHA inspection of their workplaces, receive information and training on job hazards, report a work-related injury or illness, and raise safety and health concerns with their employer or OSHA without being retaliated against.
It has been updated to include the new reporting obligations for employers, who must now report every fatality and every hospitalization, amputation, and loss of an eye. It also informs employers of their responsibilities to train all workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand, comply with OSHA standards, and post citations at or near the place of an alleged violation.