The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it; however, previous versions of the poster do not need to be replaced. (Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.)
The newly designed poster informs employers of their legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. It also informs workers of their right to request an OSHA inspection of their workplaces, receive information and training on job hazards, report a work-related injury or illness, and raise safety and health concerns with their employers or OSHA without being retaliated against.
Additionally, the poster has been updated to include the new reporting obligations for employers, who must now report every fatality and every hospitalization, amputation, and loss of an eye. It also informs employers of their responsibilities to train all workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand, comply with OSHA standards, and post citations at or near the place of an alleged violation.
To learn about other federal notices required to be displayed in the workplace, please visit our section on Federal Poster Requirements.