OSHA Guide – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Workers’ Rights

Under OSHA law, workers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, the law provides workers with the right to:

  • File a confidential complaint with OSHA to have their workplace inspected
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace. The training must be done in a language and vocabulary workers can understand
  • Receive copies of records of work-related injuries and illnesses that occur in their workplace
  • Receive copies of the results from tests and monitoring done to find and measure hazards in their workplace
  • Receive copies of their workplace medical records
  • Participate in an OSHA inspection and speak in private with the inspector
  • File a complaint with OSHA if they have been retaliated against by their employer as the result of requesting an inspection or using any of their other rights under the OSHA Act
  • File a complaint if punished or retaliated against for acting as a “whistle blower” under the 21 additional federal laws for which OSHA has jurisdiction

For more information, visit OSHA’s Workers’ Rights page.