Occupational safety takes into account all actions taken to protect the safety, health, and welfare of persons engaged in employment activities. This can include safety assessments, accident investigations, training programs, and other activities geared towards reducing and eliminating workplace injuries and illness.
Worker Rights Under the OSH Act
The OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program affords employees certain rights against employer retaliatory treatment if they engage in protected acts. Protected employee acts include, but are not limited to, participation in safety and health activities; reporting a work-related injury, illness or fatality; seeking access to employer exposure and injury records; or raising a safety or health complaint with the employer.
If you believe you have been adversely treated because you exercised these rights, please contact EHSRM directly for further guidance.