This post details how employees should report safety issues and violations at work. This is the next installment in our video series called “Employee Safety at Work.” In this post and video, Branigan Robertson describes the correct way to report safety violations to bosses, HR, and OSHA.
Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Safety
If you are smart, you probably already know that reporting a safety issue is a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” kind of dilemma. If you report the safety violation, chances are your company is going to be upset and might retaliate against you. But if you don’t report the unsafe situation, chances are the company will blame and scapegoat you if someone gets hurt because you knew about the situation and didn’t report it.
This is Part 2 of a four part series that Mr. Robertson is making on workplace safety.
- Video 1 – The Laws of Workplace Safety (for employees)
- Video 2 – How to Report an Unsafe Work Environment
- Video 3 – Retaliation for Reporting Unsafe Conditions at Work
- Video 4 – If you got hurt on the job, here is what you should do….
Once Mr. Robertson finishes filming each video, he will come back to this post and insert a link so you can easily jump to the video that is most helpful for you. But you should watch them in order as each one lays a foundation that is key to understanding the next one.
We hope you find this information useful!