Workers' Rights

As a North Dakota employee, you have the right to a safe workplace. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers.

The OSH Act provides the following rights to workers:

  • Ask OSHA to inspect their workplace;
  • Use their rights under the law without retaliation and discrimination;
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace;
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses;
  • Get copies of their medical records;

*Note: information used above is from OSHA. For more information and details, see OSHA – We Can Help.