Under federal law, you have the right to a safe workplace. Your employer, therefore, must provide a workplace free of health and safety hazards. With the proper OSHA training, you will be able to recognize whether or not your job site meets OSHA industry standards and determine if workplace conditions are safe.
If you believe working conditions are unsafe or unhealthy, you may file a confidential complaint with OSHA and ask for an inspection. If possible, you are encouraged to bring the conditions to your employer’s attention.
When you file a complaint, it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or retaliate against you. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you are able to file a whistleblower complaint within 30 days of the alleged retaliation.