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  • Wyoming HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION ON THE JOB Labor law Poster

    THE WYOMING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT PROVIDES JOB HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION FOR WORKERS EMPLOYED BY GENERAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT THE STATE AS WELL AS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUB-DIVISIONS. OCCUPATIONS WHICH ARE NOT AN ISSUE WITHIN THE STATE AND ARE NOT COVERED BY THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT INCLUDE SHIP REPAIRING, SHIP BUILDING, SHIP BREAKING AND LONGSHORING.

    WORKERS’ SAFETY AND COMPENSATION (WSC) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE WYOMING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMISSION, CREATED BY THE ACT, HAS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTERING THE ACT.
    WSC ISSUES RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR JOB HEALTH AND SAFETY PROMULGATED UNDER THE ACT.

    BY LAW: SAFETY ON THE JOB IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY!

    EMPLOYERS:
    EACH EMPLOYER SHALL FURNISH TO HIS EMPLOYEES, A PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT WHICH ARE FREE FROM RECOGNIZED HAZARDS THAT ARE CAUSING OR THAT ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE OR SERIOUS PHYSICAL HARM. EACH EMPLOYER SHALL COMPLY WITH OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND ORDERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE ACT.

    EMPLOYEES:
    EACH EMPLOYEE SHALL COMPLY WITH OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS AND ALL RULES, REGULATIONS AND ORDERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO HIS OWN ACTION AND
    CONDUCT.

    INSPECTION:
    THE ACT REQUIRES THAT A REPRESENTATIVE OR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMPLOYER AND A REPRESENTATIVE OR REPRESENTATIVES AUTHORIZED BY THE EMPLOYEES SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACCOMPANY A DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMISSION BEFORE OR DURING THE PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF ANY WORKPLACE FOR THE PURPOSE OF AIDING SUCH INSPECTION.

    WHERE THERE IS NO AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE, THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
    COMMISSION (COMPLIANCE OFFICER) SHALL CONSULT WITH A REASONABLE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
    CONCERNING MATTERS OF SAFETY AND HEALTH.

    VIOLATION:
    IF UPON INSPECTION WSC DETERMINES THAT AN EMPLOYER HAS VIOLATED THE ACT, A NOTICE OF VIOLATION WILL BE ISSUED TO THE EMPLOYER WITHIN 180 DAYS FOLLOWING THE OCCURRENCE OF THE VIOLATION. EACH NOTICE OF VIOLATION WILL SPECIFY A TIME PERIOD WITHIN WHICH THE VIOLATION MUST BE CORRECTED.

    THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION MUST BE PROMINENTLY POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE AT OR NEAR THE SITE OF THE VIOLATION UNTIL THE VIOLATION IS CORRECTED, OR FOR 3 WORKING DAYS, WHICHEVER PERIOD IS LONGER.

    VOLUNTARY ACTION:
    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTATIVE SERVICES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TECHNICALASSISTANCE TO ALL INDUSTRIES, BUSINESSES, EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYEE GROUPS, ASSOCIATIONS, STATE AND LOCAL
    GOVERNMENTS, ESTABLISHMENTS, AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS. THESE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE UPON WRITTEN EQUEST FROM EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYEES. THESE SERVICES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
    COURTESY INSPECTIONS (WITHOUT ASSESSMENT OF PENALTIES), HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING AND
    CONSULTIVE SERVICES.

    COMPLAINT:
    EMPLOYEES OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH WSC REQUESTING AN INSPECTION IF THEY BELIEVE UNSAFE OR UNHEALTHFUL CONDITIONS EXIST IN THEIR WORKPLACE.
    WSC WILL WITHHOLD NAMES OF EMPLOYEES COMPLAINING ON REQUEST.

    THE ACT PROVIDES THAT EMPLOYEES MAY NOT BE DISCHARGED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN ANY WAY FOR FILING SAFETY AND HEALTH COMPLAINTS OR OTHERWISE EXERCISING THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE ACT.

    AN EMPLOYEE WHO BELIEVES HE HAS BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH WORKERS’ SAFETY AND COMPENSATION, CHEYENNE, WYOMING 82002 AND/OR THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF OSHA, U.S.
    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AT THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW THIS NOTICE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE ALLEGED
    DISCRIMINATION.

    PENALTY:
    THE ACT PROVIDES FOR MANDATORY PENALTIES OF UP TO $7,000 FOR EACH SERIOUS VIOLATION AND FOR OPTIONAL PENALTIES OF UP TO $7,000 FOR EACH NON-SERIOUS VIOLATION. PENALTIES OF UP TO $7,000 ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH DAY DURING WHICH AN EMPLOYER FAILS TO CORRECT A VIOLATION BEYOND THE PERIOD SET FOR CORRECTION IN THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION. ALSO, ANY EMPLOYER WHO WILLFULLY AND
    KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE ACT, UPON CONVICTION, IS TO BE ASSESSED PENALTIES OF NOT MORE THAN $70,000
    FOR EACH VIOLATION.

    ADDITIONAL PENALTIES ARE ALSO PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACT: ANY WILLFUL VIOLATION RESULTING IN OF AN EMPLOYEE, UPON CONVICTION OF AN EMPLOYER, IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN $10,000 OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, OR BY BOTH. CONVICTION OF AN EMPLOYER AFTER A FIRST CONVICTION DOUBLES THESE MAXIMUM PENALTIES.

    Note: Additional information may be obtained from

    THIS NOTICE SHALL BE CONSPICUOUSLY POSTED IN EACH PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE OF WYOMING AS REQUIRED BY THE RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE.



    UNDER A PLAN APPROVED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OSHA), THE STATE OF WYOMING IS PROVIDING JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION FOR WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. OSHA WILL MONITOR THE OPERATION OF THIS PLAN TO ASSURE THAT CONTINUED APPROVAL IS MERITED. ANY PERSON MAY MAKE A COMPLAINT REGARDING THE STATE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS PLAN DIRECTLY TO THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF OSHA. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
    Last edited by Tom; 07-05-2005, 11:26 PM.
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