Workplace Safety and Health in the State of Utah Poster Mandatory
The Workplace Safety and Health in the State of Utah is an Utah job safety law poster provided for businesses by the Utah Labor Commission. This is a required poster for all Utah employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This poster delineates Utah's laws on safety and health in the workplace. It begins by clearly stating that the notice, the poster itself, must be clearly displayed in the workplace. It goes on to note that the foundation for Utah's standards for a safe and healthful place of work derive from the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972. Further, it notes that the Government, specifically the Utah Labor Commission, of the State of Utah is responsible for underwriting and enforcing, if necessary, the Utah OSHA Act. It goes on to declare that employees have six basic rights or duties in regards to the 1972 OSHA law:
One, employees must comply with all workplace safety and health standards set by their employer. Two, employers have the right to notify their employers about workplace hazards or suspected OSHA violations. Three, employees can file an OSHA complaint with the Utah Labor Commission. Four, employees are entitled to see all OSHA citations, if any exist, issued to their employer. Five, employees are entitled to knowing that their employees has corrected or is correcting any issues raised by the Labor Commission in regards to OSHA. Six, employees have a right to copies of their medical records with any hazards from the workplace noted in them.
Employers also have some basic rights or duties under the Utah OSH Act of 1972: One, they are required to report all workplace incidents in a timely manner. Two, they are required to report all incidents completely and truthfully. Three, employers must accept OSHA inspections at any time and correct deficiencies found and noted by citations in a timely manner and with the intent of amending the problem, absent any purpose of evasion. Four, employers are afforded the right to respectfully contest an OSHA violation in court for up to thirty days following an original citation. The poster closes by encouraging any readers to contact the State of Utah Labor Commission with any questions, comments, or concerns.
W orkplace Safety and Health in the State of Utah The Utah Occupationa l Safety and Health Act of 1973 requires Utah employers to provide a safe a nd healthful workplace , free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. The Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (UOSH ) of the Utah Labor Commission, has t he pri mary responsibility for administering the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act. N O TICE TO EMPLOYEES You have the obligation to comply with all workplace safety and health rules established by your employer. You have the rig ht to n otify your employer or UOSH about workp lace hazards . You may ask to keep your na me confidential. You have the right to request a UOSH ins pection if you believe that there are unsafe or unhealthful conditions in your workplace. You can file a co mplaint with UOSH if you feel that your e mployer has retaliated against you for making safety or health co mplaints , or for exerc ising your rights under the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act. Such whistleblower co mplaints must be filed within 30 days. You have a right to see all UOSH citations issued to your e mployer . Your e mployer must post the citations at or near the place of the alleged violation. You may request an infor mal review of the abate ment period granted to the employer. You have the right to know your e mployer is obligated to correct workplace hazards by the date indicated on the citation and must certi fy that these hazards have be en reduced or eli minated. You have the rig ht to copies of your medical records or records of your exposure to toxic and harmful substances or con ditions. NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS UTAH EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE S A SAFE AND HEALTHFUL WORKPLACE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Employers are required to notify UOSH at (801) 530 -6901 within 8 hours of occurrence of all fatalities, disabl ing, significant, and serious inju ries or illnesses to workers. You can call in your report 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . Tools, equip ment, materials, or other evidence that might pertain t o the cause of such accid ents shall not be re moved or destroyed until authorized by UOSH . You are also requir ed to investigate all i ncide nts of worker injuries and occupational illnesses. REPORTING GUIDANCE “Disabling and serious ” includes, but is not limited to any injury or ill ness res ulting in im mediate ad mittance to the hospit al, per manent or te mpora ry i mpair ment where part of the b ody is made function ally useless or is substantially reduced in efficiency and which would require t reat ment by a medi cal do ctor , such as amputation, fracture, deep cuts, severe burns, electric shock, sight impair ment, loss of consciousness, and concussions; illnesses that could shorten life or sign ificantly reduce physical or mental efficiency inhibiting the nor mal function of a part of the body , such as cancer, silicosis, asbestosis, hearing i mpai rment and vis ual i mpai rment. INSPECT IONS, CITATIONS, ASSE SSED PENALTIES UOSH may enter at reasonable times without delay any work place under its jurisdiction to conduct an inspe ction, investi gation, or inter view a r easonable n umber of employees to deter mine c omplian ce with the Utah Act , rules and standards. Citation s may be issued if an employer is in violation of any of those rule s or standard s. A seri ous violation may be asses sed a proposed penalty of up to $7,000. W illful or Repeated violations may be assessed a proposed pe nalty up to $70, 000. Failure to correct or abate a violation may res ult in additi onal penalties not to exceed $7, 000 for each day each violation is not corrected. CONTE ST S, AP PEALS , INFORMAL REVIEW The Utah Labor Commission will provide an adjudicati ve formal hearing with its Division of Adjudication, when an e mployer files a written notice of contest within 30 days of recei pt of the citation. Upon expiration of th at 30 day period , the citation and proposed penalties are final and not subject to review by any court or a gency. Employers may also request an infor mal review of any citation, proposed penalty or abate men t p eriod. Infor mal reviews do not extend the 30 days in which an e mployer must file a written notice of contest for a f ormal heari ng. To report a workplace fatality or injury, file a workplace safety complaint, or for assistance please call ( 801) 530 -6901 or (800) 530 -5090 . To file a safety complaint online or obtain m ore information about UOSH programs please visit our website www.laborcommission.utah.gov. To obtain more information about safety and health in the workplace, please contact the Consultation Program at (801) 530 -6855 State of Utah Labor Com m ission Utah Occupational Safety and Health 160 East 300 South, Third Floor PO Box 146650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114 -6650 (801) 530 -6901 Fax (801) 530 -7606 Toll -Free 1 -800 -530 -5090 www.laborcommission.utah. gov Reporting Injuries (801) 530 -6901 Compliance Program (801) 530 -6901 Consultation Program (801) 530 -6855 “Working together we c an make the beauti ful State of Utah a saf er place to work, ele vating our safety and health culture to a higher level of excellence” Rev. 05.27.16
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