Three options in filing an OSHA safety and health complaint
Under the law, employees and other persons authorized are allowed to file a complaint or have their workplace inspected by agents of Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) upon noticing a potential danger that could cause them harm. Below are the three ways on how workers and their representatives could file a complaint:
- Through OSHA’s online form
- Through Fax or physical mail
- Through OSHA’s local telephone
Complainants should know that OSHA handle all complaints seriously, making sure that the identity of the complainant is protected. OSHA does not require workers to know all the standards for them to file a complaint. If workers believe that a hazard could take place in their workplace, they are encouraged to file a complaint upon noticing it as OSHA can only take an action to a complaint filed within a period of six months of the violation.
Unfortunately, workplace accidents are inevitable even there are standards set to prevent it from happening. However, if you suffer a workplace injury that prevents you from doing your job, working with a skilled attorney is critical for you to get your workers’ compensation benefits needed for fast recovery. Call an attorney of the Robert Wilson & Associates in Minnesota today at (612) 334-3444 to find out how we may work for you.