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Feb. 12, 2007
Contact: Elaine Fraser
Phone: (202) 693-1999


OSHA Releases New "It's The Law" Poster

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced publication of its new "It's The Law" poster.

The OSHA poster, also known as the OSHA notice of employee rights, is required to be displayed in every workplace in America. The current edition of the OSHA poster is still valid; employers are not required to replace their existing poster with the new version. The poster informs employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities for a safe and healthful workplace.

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

"The new OSHA poster provides employees with the information they need to protect themselves if there are unsafe or unhealthful conditions in the workplace," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "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."

The OSHA poster, which is free and available in both English and Spanish, may be downloaded from OSHA's Web site at www.osha.gov. The poster may also be obtained from any OSHA regional or area office, or by writing to the OSHA Publications Office, room N3101, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C 20210, phone (202) 693-1888.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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