The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) requires employers to uphold a certain standard of safety for their employees. It ensures that workers have sanitary work environments that are free of toxic chemicals and other dangers. The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed to help keep workers from being injured or killed while on the job.
Unfortunately, even with the passing of this act, workplace accidents can and do still occur. If you or someone you know was injured on the job, the Detroit workers’ compensation lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., are here to help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you need to cover your injury-related losses. Call (866) 644-6587 to learn more about how we can help you in this pursuit.
Workers’ Rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act
The Occupational Safety and Health Act gave birth to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA enforces the laws outlined in the OSH Act. Violations of the OSH Act are not only dangerous, but punishable by law. Under the OSH Act, workers have the right to:
- Request an OSHA inspection of their workplace
- Be trained about potential workplace hazards and how to prevent them
- View the results of OSHA inspections
Many people are afraid to bring up their safety concerns to their employers out of fear of losing their jobs. However, the OSH Act made it illegal to retaliate against an employee who is exercising their rights under the law.
If you or someone you know has been injured either while at work or while performing work-related activities, you may qualify for workers’ comp benefits. Contact the experienced Detroit workplace injury lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 to get the legal assistance you deserve.