What rights do I have as a worker?

You have the right to take a number of actions, not all of which are listed here. As a worker, you can:

  • Ask your employer for information on emergency procedures
  • Get proper safety training when required to handle toxic substances
  • Learn how to follow an emergency plan in the event of an incident
  • Ask an Area Director to investigate dangerous conditions/violations at your jobsite
  • Have your name withheld if you file a complaint
  • Receive information from OSHA if you have filed a complaint and take part in an informal review of any decisions not to issue a citation or to conduct an inspection
  • Have a worker’s representative walk with an OSHA compliance officer on inspections
  • Object to any abatement period issued in a citation to your employer

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