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Employee Responsibility for Safety

Although OSHA does not cite employees for violations of their responsibilities, each employee "shall comply with all occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued under the Act" that are applicable.

An employee should do the following:

  • Read the OSHA Job Safety & Health Protection Poster (PDF).
  • Comply with all applicable OSHA standards.
  • Follow all lawful employer safety and health rules and regulations, and wear or use prescribed protective equipment while working.
  • Report hazardous conditions to the supervisor.
  • Report any job-related injury or illness to the employer, and seek treatment promptly.
  • Exercise rights under the Act in a responsible manner.
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