Know Your Rights

Federal law entitles you to a safe workplace. Your employer must keep your workplace free of known health and safety hazards. You have the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation. You also have the right to:

  • Receive workplace safety and health training in a language you understand
  • Work on machines that are safe
  • Receive required safety equipment, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
  • Be protected from toxic chemicals
  • Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector
  • Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • See results of tests taken to find workplace hazards

View the OSHA Site here


These four federal OSHA offices cover private sector employers and workers in Ohio:

 Cincinnati Area Office

36 Triangle Park Drive
Cincinnati,  OH 45246

 (513) 841-4132
 Fax: (513) 841-4114

 Cleveland Area Office

Essex Place 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 203
Independence,  OH 44131

 (216) 447-4194
Fax:  (216) 520-1624

 Columbus Area Office

200 North High Street, Room 620
Columbus,  OH 43215

 (614) 469-5582
 fax: (614) 469-6791

 Toledo Area Office

420 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
Toledo,  OH 43604

 (419) 259-7542
fsx: (419) 259-6355

On-Site Consultation Program 

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