How Do You Report A Health And Safety Issue?

OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you have.

If there is an emergency or the hazard is immediately life-threatening, call your local OSHA Regional or Area Office or 1-800-321-OSHA.

How do I report a health violation?

Call or visit your local health department to report the violation. Determine the address or phone number of your local health department by using the list of health departments in the Resources section and clicking on the links for your state and county.

Can you file an OSHA complaint anonymously?

Please click “Submit” only once. Remember that you cannot file a whistleblower complaint with OSHA anonymously. If you file a complaint, OSHA will contact you to discuss your complaint. If OSHA proceeds with an investigation, the employer will be notified of your complaint.

How do you report a potential hazard in the workplace?

Acute hazards should always be reported immediately to a supervisor, delegated Workplace Health and Safety officer or representative.

Hazards in the workplace may be reported in a number of ways:

  • a verbal report to a supervisor.
  • completing a Hazard Report form.
  • raising the issue at a staff meeting.

How do I contact health and safety?

The quickest way to report a problem is to use our online form and when you submit it you will get an acknowledgement . If you can’t use the form, you can phone us on 0300 003 1647 and we will fill in the form with you. Our lines are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm (on Wednesdays we are open from 10am to 5pm).

Who do I call to report a health violation?

Call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or report the complaint online. For Help with Restaurant Food Problems: Call the Health Department in your city, county or state.

How do you report a workplace violation?

How to File a Complaint

  1. Submit online via electronic complaint form.
  2. Download a PDF complaint form and fax or mail it to your local OSHA Regional or Area Office.
  3. Call the violation in to your local OSHA office or 1-800-321-OSHA.

Who do you report unsafe work conditions to?

Call OSHA. Call OSHA to report emergencies, unsafe working conditions, safety and health violations, to file a complaint, or to ask safety and health questions.

What are the types of OSHA violations?

There are six specific categories of OSHA violations, each of which carries either a recommended or a mandatory penalty.

  • De Minimis Violations.
  • Other-than-Serious Violations.
  • Serious Violations.
  • Willful Violations.
  • Repeated Violation.
  • Failure to Abate Prior Violation.

Can you be fired for reporting to OSHA?

But if you have faced retaliation for calling attention to unsafe for unhealthful working conditions, OSHA may be able to help. If you believe you have been demoted, moved to a less desirable job or shift, or fired because you acted to protect yourself or others from hazards, OSHA will investigate your complaint.

What are the 7 types of hazards?

Types of hazards

  1. Physical – Slippery floors, objects in walkways, unsafe or misused machinery, excessive noise, poor lighting, fire.
  2. Chemical – Gases, dusts, fumes, vapours and liquids.
  3. Ergonomic – poor design of equipment, workstation design, (postural) or workflow, manual handling, repetitive movement.

What are the 4 types of workplace hazards?

Below are are the four common types of hazards you should be aware of at work.

  • Physical Hazards. This is the most common type of workplace hazards.
  • Ergonomic Hazards. Every occupation places certain strains on a worker’s body.
  • Chemical Hazards.
  • Biological Hazards.

What are the 6 types of hazards in the workplace?

The most common workplace hazards include safety hazards like slip-and-falls or electrical hazards. But there are also ergonomic workplace hazards, environmental, chemical and others.

5. Biological Hazards

  1. Blood and other body fluids.
  2. Fungi/mold.
  3. Bacteria and viruses.
  4. Plants.
  5. Insect bites.
  6. Animal and bird droppings.

Where do I report a health and safety issue?

Telephone – your local OSHA Regional or Area Office.

OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you have. If there is an emergency or the hazard is immediately life-threatening, call your local OSHA Regional or Area Office or 1-800-321-OSHA.

How do I contact the Health and Safety Executive?

To contact a named individual in HSE you can call our Advisory team on 0300 003 1747 during office hours – 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, Wednesday 10.00am to 5.00pm.

How do I complain to the HSE?

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