The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new and revised information that explains workers' and employers' rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in the construction, general and maritime industries.

New OSHA Safety and Health Publications Now Available

Included among the new publications are:

  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities , which includes information on employers’ rights and responsibilities following a federal OSHA inspection. The booklet explains what happens after an inspection, and defines the types of violations for which an employer may be cited as a result of an inspection.
  • Workers' Rights , which describes the rights to which workers are legally entitled under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The booklet covers many topics, including rights provided under OSHA standards, filing a complaint with OSHA, whistleblower protections, and educational and training resources available.
  • Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard , which provides small businesses with a comprehensive step-by-step guide complete with checklists and commonly asked questions that will aid both employers and workers in small businesses with a better understanding of OSHA's respiratory protection standard.
  • Other information to help protect construction, general industry and shipyard workers, and those who work outdoors.
For more information on these and other OSHA publications, please click here. You can read more about employer responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in the Safety & Wellness section.

Topics: Employee Safety

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