OSHA: Workers' Rights

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OSHA: Workers' Rights

OSHA also ensures that workers have rights. These include the right for workers to:
  • Receive workplace safety and health training in a language they understand
  • Work on equipment that is safe
  • Receive required safety equipment, such as gloves, safety glasses, or laboratory coats
  • Be protected from toxic chemicals
  • Report an injury or illness and access copies of their medical records
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • See results of tests taken to find workplace hazards
The most important right to highlight is the right to report an injury or illness without retaliation. This means that an employer cannot fire the worker or adjust the worker's salary when they report an injury or illness.