Your Rights

After many years of struggle, the labor movement has won recognition of certain basic health and safety rights for workers. These rights include legal rights (established by laws, rules, regulations, and court decisions), and contractual rights (established through union-employer collective bargaining agreements). Rights established through collective bargaining have the force of law for workers covered by that contract.

Basic health and safety rights:

Basic Health and Safety Rights, NYCOSH

Your rights to information on workplace hazards:

Health and Safety Documents You Have a Right to, NYCOSH

Union Rights to Health and Safety Information, NYCOSH

Finding Detailed Inspection and Violation Info. on the OSHA Website, NYCOSH

Your rights to a workplace inspection:

Planning and Conducting a Workplace Inspection, NYCOSH

Joint Union-Management Inspections, NYCOSH


Legal Requirements for School Facilities, NYCOSH

NYCOSH Offices:

New York City
61 Broadway - Suite 1710
NY, NY 10006
(Fax) 212-227-9854

Long Island
150 Motor Parkway - Suite 306
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(Fax) 631-435-1893