Employer Required USDOL, OSHA and State Posters

Employment and Safety posters are required to be posted in a location common to and accessible by all employees. A common location would be installing an employment and safety bulletin board in the employee lunchroom. If there is no lunchroom or lounge, the board should be located in a common area, such as a hallway near the restroom, in the shop or tool room, etc. For remote operations, all posters must be posted on the jobsite, either on a board or in a job shack or trailer where all employees have access. Retaining posters in a notebook in the supervisor’s truck does not strictly meet the test of posting according to the law.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WORKPLACE POSTER REQUIREMENTS – ALL

  1. JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION (OSHA 3165) – applies to all businesses. [29 USC 657(c), 29 CFR 1903.2]
  2. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW – applies to all businesses with federal contracts or subcontracts, however EEOC has established further requirements that may apply to most or all small businesses. [Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; 38 U.S.C. 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; 41 CFR Chapter 60-l .42; 41 C.F.R 60-250.4(k); 4 1 C.F.R. 60-74 1.5(a)4]
  3. FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) – this is the federal Minimum wage poster; businesses employing any employee subject to the FLSA must post this (all small businesses). [29 USC 211, 29 CFR 516.4]
  4. UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT – for use by all employers (Veterans’ Employment and Training Service). [38 U.S.C. 4334, 20 CFR 1002]
  5. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT – applies to all employers. [29 CFR 801.6]

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WORKPLACE POSTER REQUIREMENTS – SOME

  1. YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT – applies to employers who employ 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks. [29 CFR 825.300, .402]
  2. NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES WORKING ON FEDERAL OR FEDERALLY FINANCED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (Davis-Bacon Act) – all employers with federally funded construction contracts or subcontracts of $2000 or more. [29 CFR 5.5(a)(l)]
  3. NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES WORKING ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (Service Contracts Act) – all employers with federally funded services contracts or subcontracts of $2500 or more. [29 CFR 4.6(e), .184]

These lists do not include agricultural employment, special disabilities and special minimum wages and additional notices required for union shops.

OSHA

  1. Form 3165 (listed above as USDOL requirement)
  2. Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) – must be posted from 01 Feb to 30 April every year.

STATE OF IDAHO

  1. Idaho Law Prohibits Discrimination
  2. Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  3. Idaho Minimum Wage Law
  4. Equal Opportunity Is The Law – Idaho

This list is in addition to the required federal and OSHA postings.

STATE OF WASHINGTON

  1. Job Safety and Health Law
  2. Your Rights As A Worker
  3. Notice To Employees: If A Job Injury Occurs
  4. Unemployment Benefits
  5. Washington State Law Prohibits Discrimination – recommended

This list is in addition to the required federal and OSHA postings.

OTHER ITEMS THAT SHOULD BE POSTED

  1. The name and contact number for the Employee Safety Representative / Safety Committee Chairman.
  2. The day of the week, the time and the location of Weekly Safety Meetings.
  3. Copies of the latest MSDS reports.
  4. Copies of the minutes of the latest Safety Meeting(s).
  5. Copies of the Hazard Assessment and Type of PPE Required worksheet.
  6. Copies of the noise exposure procedures – if applicable.
  7. The Emergency Care poster – listing the name and contact information of the nearest emergency care facility.
  8. The Name, Address and Phone Number of the company workplace.
  9. The location of the First Aid Kit(s).
  10. The location of the Eye Wash Station(s).

For your convenience, Cougar Gulch Group, LLC has collected the required USDOL, OSHA, IDAHO and WASHINGTON poster into a USB thumb drive, along with our standard forms for managing an efficient safety and accident prevention program. The government forms are in pdf format. The safety administration forms are in docx format, which allows you to edit the forms with company logos and special revisions. To obtain your USB thumb drive, contact Dean at 208-699-6877. The cost is $89.00, which includes 18 regulatory forms and 26 safety administration and management forms, the thumb drive and postage. There is a 6% sales tax ($5.34) for sales within the State of Idaho (No tax to sales in outside States and that is the only benefit you receive for not living in Idaho).

About the author: Dean Isaacson

General contractor since 1975 (currently with Idaho Contractor). Previously held Certified Safety Administrator status from the National Association of Safety Professionals. Expert witness and forensics in construction related cases. Will help you with project management and marketing. We do cold calls and trade shows.

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