Workplace Safety in Ohio
Don't Let Unsafe Work Conditions Go Unreported
The state of Ohio places a heavy emphasis on workplace safety and has enacted several laws to protect employees from potential hazards at work. Employers are required to adhere to the Ohio Administrative Code rules, which set out specific guidelines for employers on all matters related to workplace safety. This includes providing protective equipment, implementing emergency plans, and maintaining accurate records of injuries or illnesses that occur in the workplace.
In addition to the Ohio Administrative Code, employers must also ensure that their workplaces comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. These rules outline specific requirements related to safety in all areas of the workplace such as proper ventilation, sufficient lighting, safe use of machinery and equipment, and hazard communication.
Under OSHA, workers are entitled to a workplace that is free of hazards and dangers, and employers must provide appropriate training and instruction to ensure that employees are aware of all potential hazards.
If you believe your workplace conditions are unsafe, you have the right to file a complaint to OSHA or another applicable federal agency. Additionally, Ohio employees have the right to file a whistleblower complaint if they believe their employer has failed to uphold safety standards.
File A Claim With OSHA
Advocate For The Safety You Deserve
If you believe your workplace conditions are unsafe, you have the right to file a complaint to OSHA or another applicable federal agency. You can count on the team of experts at Dooley Gembala to help guide you through the process. We can provide the necessary resources and advice to ensure that your complaint is heard and that the proper authorities investigate your complaint.
It is important to remember that there are strict time requirements when filing a legal claim against your employer. Our team of attorneys at Dooley Gembala can help you understand the time requirements and ensure that your claim is filed within the necessary timeframe.Call Us
Support for Retaliation
Unfortunately, filing a complaint about an unsafe workplace condition can often result in retaliation from your employer in the form of discipline, demotion, harassment, or termination. If you have experienced any of these types of repercussions after reporting an unsafe work condition, you may be able to file a legal claim.
At Dooley Gembala, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you advocate for the safety you deserve and support your legal needs. We review your case and get results. If you have been a victim of retaliation after reporting an unsafe work condition, contact us today to learn more about your options. You can reach out to us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my work conditions are unsafe?
If you are unsure whether the conditions in your workplace meet safety guidelines, you can contact OSHA or another applicable federal agency to review the standards. Additionally, it is imperative to be aware of any signs of potential such as faulty equipment or insufficient or improper ventilation.
What should I do if I believe my employer has violated safety regulations?
If you believe that your employer has not met the necessary safety requirements, you have the right to file a complaint with OSHA or another appropriate federal agency. There is often a statute of limitations for filing a legal claim against your employer, so it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney.
What if I experience retaliation after filing a safety complaint?
If you have experienced retaliation in any form after filing a safety complaint, you may be able to file a legal claim against your employer. At Dooley Gembala, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help advocate for your rights and protect your best interests. Contact us today at (440) 930-4001 or visit our office in Sheffield Village, Ohio for more information about workplace safety laws in Ohio. We look forward to helping you get the results you need.
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