If you have been punished or retaliated against for exercising your rights under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged reprisal.

What can I expect?

  • Step 1

    Gather information to file your complaint:

    • Your name, address, and telephone number

    • The name, address, and telephone number of the employer (or employment agency) you want to file a complaint against

    • The manager or owner’s name

    • The type of business

    • Why you believe you suffered adverse employment action(s)

  • Step 2

    Decide how you want to file:

  • Step 3

    Once we receive your complaint allegation, we will assign your complaint to an investigator.

  • Step 4

    The investigator will contact you to determine whether OSHA can conduct an investigation. If OSHA proceeds with an investigation, the employer will be notified of the allegation and an investigation into your complaint will begin.

  • Step 5

    If evidence supports your complaint, OSHA will ask the employer to restore your job, earnings, and benefits.