Friday, May 15, 2015

OSHA Updates Job Safety & Health Poster

OSHA has redesigned the Job Safety and Health—It’s the Law worker's rights and employer
responsibilities poster seen in workplaces.

Last updated in 2007, the new version of the free poster advises workers that they have the right to request an OSHA inspection, receive information and training on job hazards, report an injury or illness, and raise safety and health concerns with their employer or OSHA without retaliation. It also informs employers of their legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. Updates include new obligations for reporting every fatality and every inpatient hospitalization, amputation, and loss of an eye.

While it is not required, OSHA encourages all employers to adopt an injury and illness prevention program. Suggested elements should include management leadership, worker protection and hazard identification, among others.