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Rights of an employee and OSHA regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to reduce workplace hazards as well as implement safety programs within the Department of Labor. These regulations are applicable to sites undergoing construction. As an employee, it will be to your benefit to be have knowledge about these regulations.

Under OSHA, employees are given many rights and responsibilities. These regulations are put in place in order to ensure that workers are aware of safety regulations and have the ability to access records to ensure that they are following the correct safety guidelines. These records can include relevant employee exposure, medical records and even work related injuries and illnesses. Workers should be aware that they can request an inspection if they feel that their workplace is unsafe and that this request will be kept anonymous. If you have suffered from an accidental injury in your workplace you should seek medical attention, notify your employer about your injury, document your injury and also take note of any witnesses to the accident. This will help in safeguarding your legal rights.

Under OSHA, employers are obligated to maintain safety and health standards by making sure that no known hazards are common in the workplace. Employers are also supposed to keep a check on their workers and maintain work safety, as well as to inform workers that their medical records are available. They must also make sure to accommodate workers who request access to these documents.

If work hazards are not checked into, complaints can be filed at the OSHA area office. You may want to consider contacting an experienced attorney to know more about your rights as an employee.

 

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