Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Safety Posters Overview

There are labor laws that govern and protect the interest of both employers and employees in the United States. These laws are called the labor laws. These laws have two implications, the federal labor law and the state labor law. These laws should be posted on conspicuous areas for both the employees and employers in order for them to see and read all the time, as a means of reminder to them. This material is what is called a labor law poster. Labor law posters are divided into two, which are the federal law posters and the state labor law posters.

From these labor law posters, another public Act poster should also be posted on working areas for the employees and the employers, this is the OSHA Safety Poster. If labor law posters are promulgated for the main concern of laws made for protecting the rights of every employee and employer, safety posters then are for the safety and healthy working environment for both employees and employers as well.

On an OSHA safety poster, there are memorandums given for both the employees and employer of a certain business, company, or office. For employees, it states that they should comply with all occupational health and safety standards issued under the OSH Act that applies to their own actions and conduct on the job. That the employer has the rights to the copies of the employees’ medical records, including a record if the employee have been exposed to hazardous or toxic chemical or substance. That the employer must fix any workplace hazards by the date indicated on the citation and must certify that these hazards have been reduced or eliminated. The employee also has the right to see the OSHA citations issued to their employer. The employee also has the right to notify their employer or the OSHA about workplace hazards and can also request secrecy from OSHA of their name if they wished to. Employees also have the right to request for an inspection if they believe that there are unhealthy and unsafe conditions in their workplace. They can also file complaint within 30 days for discrimination or retaliation made by their employer to them for making safety and health complaints under the OSH Act. And lastly, the employer should post this notice in all work areas.

As for the employers, they should furnish their employees a place of employment free from any type of recognized and all sorts of hazards, and that they must comply to the occupational health and safety standards issued under by the OSH Act.

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