Know an Employer's OSHA Rights and Responsibilities

Key Points

  • The OSH Act is a complex law that regulates workplace safety and health. There are many requirements that employers must follow to be in compliance with OSHA; there are also many rights that the act gives employers.
  • Some of the most important employer responsibilities under OSHA are recordkeeping, reporting and posting requirements, as well the general responsibility, mandated by the General Duty Clause of OSHA, to keep a workplace that is free from safety and health hazards.
  • Employers have rights under OSHA that include the ability to apply for variances of standards and the right to require a warrant before an OSHA inspection.

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