Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of , also known as the OSH Act, employees and their authorized representatives have the right to file a complaint about serious hazards and request an OSHA official visit to inspect the workplace for safety and health concerns. If they do not, they put their businesses at risk of fines and penalties. The following are the basics of reporting a complaint to OSHA. OSHA has set standards for most major safety concerns, and employers and employees must comply with the rules and regulations detailed in the OSH Act.
Employees have a right to file a safety and health complaint or a whistleblower complaint. Find out more below about how to file each type of complaint. You or your representative have the right to file a confidential safety and health complaint and request an OSHA inspection of your workplace if you believe there is a serious hazard or if you think your employer is not following OSHA standards. The complaint should be filed as soon as possible after noticing the hazard. A signed complaint is more likely to result in an onsite inspection. Online - Use the Online Complaint Form.
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