New 'It's the Law' Poster Available

OSHA has published a new version of the agency's "It's the Law" poster. The poster – also known as the OSHA notice of employee rights – is required to be displayed in every workplace in the United States.

OSHA notes that the current edition of the OSHA poster is valid and that employers are not required to replace their existing poster with the new version.

"The new OSHA poster provides employees with the information they need to protect themselves if there are unsafe or unhealthful conditions in the workplace," OSHA Administrator Edwin Foulke Jr. said. "Presenting clear descriptions of employee rights is an important step, but the new poster also reminds employers of their two most basic responsibilities – furnishing a place of employment free from recognized hazards and complying with OSHA's hazard-specific health and safety standards."

Using plain language, the poster depicts a variety of employees in various settings – from the medical field to the construction industry – and explains how employees can confidentially file a complaint, report an emergency or seek OSHA advice.

The OSHA poster, which is free and available in both English and Spanish, can be downloaded from OSHA's Web site.

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