If you work on a construction site, you know that it can be dangerous work. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has laws and regulations in place to ensure that employers provide their employees with a safe work environment. While OSHA dictates many regulations and practices that employers must conform to, they also provide employees with a set of rights to protect them from employer retaliation for demanding a safe work environment.

Employee Rights Under OSHA
Employees have the right to:

  • Review all appropriate standards, rules, regulations, and requirements that should be available through the employer at the workplace.
  • Have access to relevant employee exposure and medical records.
  • Request an inspection from OSHA if they feel the workplace is not operating within OSHA standards.
  • Have an employee represented (chosen by the union or employees if there is no union) accompany the OSHA compliance officer during the inspection.
  • Receive a copy of the tests done to discover hazards in the workplace.
  • Have their names withheld from their employer if they sign and file a written complaint.
  • Be free of any retaliatory action taken by their employer because of an OSHA complaint.
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.

If you have been injured on the job, or believe that your rights, guaranteed to you through OSHA, have been violated, it’s important that you contact a construction accident attorney immediately. At the Pottenger Law Firm, we handle our cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we win your case. Call us today at (816) 531-6006 for a free consultation, or visit us at www.pottengerlaw.com.