Know an Employer's OSHA Rights and Responsibilities
- 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.