OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at https://www.osha.gov.

May 6, 1991

The Honorable Earl Hutto
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Congressman Hutto:

Thank you for your letter of March 22, on behalf of your constituent, Mr. Milford Reynolds of Shalimar, Florida, concerning the posting of notices on the application of certain Federal laws. Specifically, Mr. Reynolds wishes to know if the law requires him to display the posters referred to in business correspondence he received.

We understand that the Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration has already responded to you regarding the statutes it administers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.

Under the authority of the OSH Act, Part 29 CFR 1903.2 of the OSHA regulations requires that every employer post and keep posted a notice or notices, to be supplied by OSHA, informing employees of the protections and obligations provided for in the Act. This notice also informs employees of where they can get further assistance and information. A copy of the OSHA poster is enclosed.

For additional copies of the poster or other information, Mr. Reynolds should feel free to contact the OSHA Area Office nearest him. The address and telephone number are:

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
3100 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Telephone: (904) 791-2895

If we can be of further service, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Gerard F. Scannell
Assistant Secretary