Safety and Health Protection on the Job in Vermont Poster Mandatory
The Safety and Health Protection on the Job in Vermont is a Vermont job safety law poster provided for businesses by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This is a required poster for all Vermont employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This poster details Vermont's laws on safety and health in the workplace. It declares that the State is the foundation of health and safety because it promulgates the laws on which such practices are founded and it underwrites the enforcement of the standards. The poster goes on to note, rather simply and boldly, that everyone has a right to a safe an healthful workplace. Indeed, it declares that Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Code (Title 21 V.S.A. Chapter 3, Sub-Chapters 4 and 5, and the rules adopted therein provide for job safety and health protection of workers.
The poster goes on to list ten basic rights of workers in relation to a safe and healthful workplace. Anyone with questions, comments, concerns, or in need of more information concerning OSHA in the State of Vermont is encouraged, at the close of the poster, to contact Project WorkSAFE, which is a division of the Vermont Department of Labor (contact information is provided on the form).
• You have the right to notify your employer or VOSHA about work- place hazards. You may ask VOSHA to keep your name conﬁ dential. • You have the right to request a VOSHA inspection if you believe that there are unsafe and unhealthful conditions in your workplace. • You or your representative may participate in the inspection. • You can ﬁ le a complaint with VOSHA within 30 days of discrimina- tion by your employer for making safety and health complaints or for exercising your rights under the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Act. • You have a right to see VOSHA citations issued to your employer. Your employer must post the citations at or near the place of the alleged violation. • Your employer must correct workplace hazards by the date indicat- ed on the citation and must certify that these hazards have been reduced or eliminated. • You have the right to copies of your medical records or records of your exposure to toxic and harmful substances or conditions. • Your employer must post this notice in your workplace. • The Statute provides that employees may not be discharged or dis- criminated against in any way for ﬁ ling safety or health complaint- sor otherwise exercising their rights under the Code. • The Statute also provides that employees who are discriminated against may bring a private action in Superior Court for appropriate relief Including reinstatement, triple wages, damages, costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), P.L. 91-596, assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women throughout the Nation. To obtain more information on OSHA federal programs, call 1-800-321-OSHA or visit OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov. The Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA), in the Vermont Department of Labor, has the primary responsibility for administering the OSH Act in Vermont. To ﬁ le a complaint, report an emergency, or seek VOSHA advice or assis- tance call 1-800-287-2765. Under a plan approved October 1, 1973, by the U.S. Depart- ment of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the State of Vermont is providing job safety and health protection for workers throughout the State. OSHA will monitor the operation of this plan to assure that continued approval is merited. Any person may make a complaint regarding Vermont’s administration of this plan directly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Room E-340, Boston, MA, 02203, Telephone (617) 565-9860. Safety and Health Protection on the Job The Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Code (Title 21 V.S.A. Chapter 3, Sub-Chapters 4 and 5, and the rules adopted (there under) provides job safety and health protection for workers. The purpose of the law is to assure safe and healthful working conditions throughout the State. You have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. Further information, including copies of the Code and of speciﬁ c safety and health standards, may be obtained by contacting: Project WorkSAFE Department of Labor 5 Green Mountain Drive P. O. Box 488 Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488 Telephone (888) SAFE-YES Toll-free at 1-888-723-3937. 1-800-287-2765 www.labor.vermont.gov ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION: The plan provides that employers and employees may request free voluntary compliance consultative or training assistance, which is provided by non-enforcement Project WorkSAFE personnel. IT’S THE LAW! (03/14)
More Vermont Labor Law Posters 17 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional sixteen required and optional Vermont labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.
|Vermont Poster Name||Poster Type|
|Required Vermont Employer's Liability and Workers' Compensation||Workers Compensation Law|
|Required Unemployment Insurance Information for the State of Vermont||Unemployment Law|
|Required Minimum Wage in the State of Vermont||Minimum Wage Law|
|Required Posting of Safety Records Notice to Employees||Job Safety Law|
|Required Safety and Health Protection on the Job in Vermont||Job Safety Law|
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