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How to file an OSHA complaint in Mississippi

This law firm represents Mississippi injured workers. On the job injuries tend to be unexpected, but can be both personally and financially devastating to the injured. The attorneys at this firm navigate injured workers through the difficult legal process to ensure that he or she receives proper compensation for their injuries. For employers who have violated Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations, it may be necessary to file a formal complaint with the federal government.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives workers the ability to file a complaint. A complaint and a request for an OSHA inspection can be made anytime an individual believes that there is a serious hazard or that their employer is in violation of an OSHA standard. The complaint can be filed anonymously to prevent and individual from falling victim to retaliation from an employer. It is against the law for an employer to fire, demote, transfer or discriminate against a worker who has filed a complaint. If an employer retaliates, a worker can file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

There are four ways to complete the complaint form: online, fax, mail or a call. The online complaint form is found here: https://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html">https://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html. The link to the form that can be downloaded, printed and mailed is https://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html. If there is an immediate hazard or threat, a call can be placed to this number for assistance: 1-800-321-OSHA.

In addition to handling matters related to an injury, this firm can also handle any employment issues that result from the filing of a complaint. Unsafe work conditions should be corrected to ensure the safety of all employees. Workers should be empowered by the 1970 Act to take appropriate action.

Source: OSHA.gov, "How to file a complaint with OSHA," accessed on March 9, 2015

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