ELBERTON, Ga. - The
Elbert Memorial Hospital
Foundation will hold the
ninth annual Jimmy
Johnson Memorial Golf
Classic on Oct. 3, at
Arrowhead Pointe Golf
Course at Lake Richard B.
Russell State Park. The
18-hole tournament will
use a four-person
police, the Anderson
and two K-9 units
converged on the scene.
Helicopters from the
Georgia State Patrol and
the Anderson County
were also called to
assist in the manhunt.
The suspects ...
Hickory Foods, LLC.
GA-based Bubba Burgers
from founder Walter
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MI — A Georgia man
was arraigned on three
felony charges in
connection with a Sept.
25 fatal hit-and-run
death in the parking lot
of an Applebee's in
Kochville Township. Ryan
T. Bradford of Elberton,
Ga., appeared before a
judge for arraignment
Georgia Guidestones were
built in 1980 and have
been considered ...
the Elberton Granite
Finishing Company to
erect the structure.
While several additions
have been put on the
stones, the focal point
of their purpose is to
Elberton, GA, May 28,
1947, she was a daughter
of the late Newt Lee and
Estelle Saxton Black.
Mrs. Allen and her
husband of thirty-six
years traveled the world
for over thirty years
with his Navy career
before moving to
Greenwood. She was
Georgia Guide Stones are
the Ten Commandments of
the NWO, just outside of
Elberton Georgia. The
Georgia Guides Stones,
made out of Granite, were
instigated by a man who
was a Rosicrucian. (I
have a photocopy of his
Christian wasn't from
Georgia, he selected a
site in Elberton for the
monument and construction
soon began to his
specifications. On March
22, 1980, the Georgia
unveiled, and they've
been drawing a steady
crowd of visitors for
ELBERTON, Ga. — For
more than 30 years ...
there a way to turn a
monument known as the
Georgia Guidestones into
a moneymaker? Only one
man is said to know the
identity of the
benefactor who went by
the name of R.
The link: a
picture of five monoliths
looming like an American
Stonehenge over a lush
and lonely hill in remote
Elberton, Georgia. I was
only an hour away at the
time, and decided to
visit them in person. The
granite slabs, known as
There was a new sight
this season on the
Georgia football practice
field Wednesday: star
tailback Todd Gurley
wearing a green
non-contact jersey. That
usually signifies a
player is injured, which
could send shockwaves
through Bulldog Nation.
ATLANTA (AP) —
Justin Thomas's will to
win has helped Georgia
Tech get off to an
impressive start in what
has been a memorable
first month as the Yellow
quarterback. Thomas, who
has back-to-back 100-yard
rushing games, is one of
Sept. 30, 2014
Professional is a leading
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Building on the success
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striker who put Scotland
to the sword when the
sides last met seven
years ago has been named
squad for the Ibrox
rematch next Saturday.
Empoli forward Levan
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— Mitt Romney
raised money in Georgia
on Wednesday to help U.S.
Senate candidate David
Perdue as the former
Dollar General CEO seeks
to help Republicans keep
a key seat in a
nationally watched race.
The private fundraiser
was followed by a
an effort to bolster one
of its key industries,
Georgia may become the
first state in the nation
to allow credit card
payment processors to
quit working with bank
partners. This story
continues on our new
premium website for
— There they were,
live and in person, two
of the most talked-about
Georgia football players
not to have played a snap
this season. Wide
Mitchell and Justin
from action all season
for distinctly different
Richt is no stranger to
at Georgia. While he
hasn't employed the
strategy in recent
history – Aaron
Murray's presence helped
dissuade it – Richt
isn't saying no to using
two QBs in the near
future. Senior Hutson
Mason took ...
Georgia mother pleaded
guilty Tuesday to
allowing her 16-year-old
special needs daughter
that weighed only 43
pounds starve to death.
Ebony Berry pled guilty
to manslaughter charges
in a Cobb County
reports TV Station WSB
– Georgia Tech
coach Paul Johnson
doesn't think his team is
too excited about its
successful start. It's
been 10 days since the
Yellow Jackets (4-0, 1-0
Conference) rallied for
an upset win at Virginia
Tech, and Johnson still
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ELBERTON
How I can eat a healthy diet?
The body needs minerals, vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy. A healthy diet means you are eating:
Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy and low-fat
Fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, lean meats and low-fat, eggs, beans, peas (peas), seeds and nuts
Limit your intake of foods wealthy in:
Cholesterol, sodium (salt) and added sugar.
Fat trans: fats trans can be found in foods such as cakes (or cakes), cookies, margarine that comes in bars and fried foods.
Saturated fats: These fats are in animal products such as cheese, tall-fat meats, whole milk and butter.
Refined grains: refined grain products include white bread, pasta, white rice and flour tortillas, among others.
Get a personalized diet plan to help you choose healthy foods
Having too much cholesterol in the blood can cause heart disease or heart attack. Approximately one in six people in the United States have tall cholesterol. You may have tall cholesterol and not know it. Good thing its easy to get tested for cholesterol, and if you go too tall, you can take steps to control it.
Who should be tested for cholesterol?
Men who are 35 or more
Men under 35 who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from
Women who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from
I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer
I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer. But when a friend asked me if I had done the test for abdominal aortic aneurysm , I said "what´s that?".
My friend was 67 when his doctor recommended a test to see if he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The test showed a small aneurysm and had surgery a few days later. Now, my friend is recovering and takes very seriously its role to warn their friends about the danger of this disease.
As I used to smoke, and as I exercise regularly and I have high cholesterol and blood pressure, have higher risk of developing this disease. So my friend was worried about me and asked me to take the test. I was lucky, because the evidence indicated that he had an aneurysm. However, my doctor recommended several things you can do to reduce my risk of developing this disease. The eating healthy foods and being more active help me to reduce my risk of developing heart disease. Exercise also helps to strengthen my muscles and my heart.
Now, if someone asks what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm, you can not say: "What is that?".
Most men should pay more attention to their health. Compared with women, men are more likely to:
- Make unhealthy or risky decisions
- Defer regular checkups or medical care
The good news is that you can start today to take better care of your health.
You know what you do to stay healthy? Answer these questions on the health of men to find out (in English).
It´s not too late to acquire healthy habits .
patents that healthy eating and physical activity part of your daily habits. Eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help reduce:
- Blood pressure
- The blood sugar
- The weight
- If you keep these values ??low, you can reduce the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
You can also do the following to prevent health problems:
Seek medical attention to stay healthy.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation .
- Stop smoking .
Become a regular medical checkups even if you feel well. This is important because some diseases have no symptoms at first.
Also, go to the doctor will give you the opportunity to learn more about your health.
Also, you can do the following to take care of your health:
- Become testing you need.
- Find out if you´re up to date on important vaccinations .
- See if you have signs of health problems such as diabetes or depression.
Follow these tips to take charge of your health.
Make small changes every day.
Small changes can yield big results, such as reducing your risk of diabetes or heart disease.
- Go for a walk instead of smoke a cigarette.
- Pour yourself a vegetable salad instead of fries.
- Drink water instead of soda or juice.
- Follow these tips to consume less salt.
More quick tips to stay healthy [PDF, 1.7 MB].
Talk to your health.
Do not be ashamed to talk about your health. Start by talking with your family to know what the disease is in your family are. Use this website to keep track of what you´re finding out. Share this information with your doctor.
Become testing to find the disease early.
Screening tests are medical tests that detect disease before symptoms appear. These tests can help doctors find diseases early, when they can be more easily treated.
Tell your doctor if you have questions about the prostate.
- Become measuring blood pressure at least once every 2 years.
- Talk to the doctor to see if you should get tested for cholesterol . Doctors recommend that most men cholesterol test is done at least once every 5 years.
- Get tested for colon and rectal cancer if you´re 50 or older. Ask your doctor which test is best for you.
- If you are between 65 and 75 years, have you ever smoked, ask your doctor about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
- If you feel stressed, anxious or depressed for more than two weeks, ask your doctor to do tests to see if you´re depressed . Most men who have depression feel better when they receive treatment.
All men have prostate. The prostate is a small gland that produces the sexual fluid that carries sperm. Is located below the front of the rectum and bladder.
Ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin every day.
- See a picture of the location of the prostate.
- Learn more about prostate cancer.
- Look at this list of questions to ask your doctor about testing for prostate cancer .
If you are 45 or older, take aspirin every day could reduce your risk of having a heart attack. Talk to the doctor and ask if you should take aspirin every day.
What can I do about costs?
Many insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, pay for recommended preventive services such as screenings and immunizations. In addition, the Care Act Affordable Health ( Affordable Care Act
, in English), the law of health reform that was passed in 2010, covers many preventive services .
According to the health insurance plan you have, maybe you can make testing and get vaccines without paying anything.
Talk to your health insurance to find out what your plan covers.
- Find out which services are covered by the Act Care Affordable .
- Find out what services are covered by Medicare (in English).
Even if you have health insurance, you can receive care. looking for a health center near you (in English) and make an appointment.
Content last reviewed: July 31, 2014
This is Real: The World Climate is Changing
Our Earth is warming. The average temperature of the Earth has risen about 1.4 ° F (0.7 ° C over) over the last century. It is projected that the average temperature rise of approximately 2 to 11.5 ° F (1.1 ° C to 6.4 ° C) over the next hundred years. Small changes in average global temperature could lead to large and potentially dangerous changes in climate and weather.
The evidence is clear. Rising temperatures have been accompanied by changes in the weather and climate. Many sites have seen changes in rainfall, which resulted in more flooding, drought or heavy rain and waves more frequent and severe heat.The oceans and glaciers on the planet have also undergone some big changes: the oceans are warming and acidifying, the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. As these and other changes are more pronounced in the coming decades, they will have to present challenges to our society and our environment.
Learn about the signs of climate change in the United States.
Humans are largely responsible for recent climate change
Over the past century, human activity has downloaded large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of fossil fuels that produce energy, but deforestation, industrial processes and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere.
The greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the Earth, which traps energy in the atmosphere and causes it to heat.This phenomenon is called the greenhouse effect is natural and necessary to sustain life on Earth. However, the accumulation of greenhouse gases can change the Earth´s climate and dangerous effects to human health and welfare and ecosystems.
The choices we make today will affect the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will in the near future and for years to come.
Learn about the causes of climate change .
Climate change affects all
Our lives are linked to climate. Human societies have adapted to relatively stable climate which have enjoyed since the last Ice Age ended several millennia ago. A warming climate will result in process changes that could affect our water supplies, agriculture, energy and transport systems, the natural environment and to our own health and safety.
Some of the climate changes are inevitable. carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for about a century so the Earth will continue to warm over the coming decades. The hotter it gets, the greater the risk of more severe changes in climate and Earth system. Although it is difficult to predict the exact impacts of climate change, it is clear that the climate to which we are accustomed to is no longer a guide to which we can trust what we can expect in the future.
We can reduce the risks we face from climate change. Choosing options that reduce pollution from greenhouse gases and prepare for the changes that are already underway, we can reduce the risks of climate change. Our decisions will shape the world in which our children and grandchildren will live.
Learn about the impacts of climate change and adaptation to change .
We can make a difference
You can take action. You can take steps at home, on the road, in your office to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the risks associated with climate change. Many of these steps can save you money; some, such as walking or cycling to work could improve your health! You may also participate in activities to support local or state level energy efficiency, clean energy programs and other climate programs.
Learn about what you can do .
Calculate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce their emissions through simple actions you take daily.
EPA and other federal agencies are taking action. EPA is working to protect the health and welfare of the people in this country through common sense measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases to help communities prepare for change climate.
How women tend to react to stress?
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I have two full time jobs: I´m the manager of a customer service center and the mother of two young children. I see myself as a happy person and a dedicated worker. But last month, the traffic, my work, household chores, and try to spend enough time with my kids were really stressed out. I get up very early in the morning to prepare my children for school, and then take so long to get to work when I arrive and am cranky. In my office there is shortage of staff and we had meet many deadlines, so I was working overtime. My home life was affected: the traffic back home did not improve my mood, and when it came I was so tired I did not want to do anything! But I was faced with having to make dinner and wash clothes. My kids also need my attention! wanted to control my stress before it overwhelmed me. I talked to my boss about work later to avoid traffic and therefore be in a better mood when I get to work and home. I asked my husband to go to get the kids through school, and he´s offered to help with dinner and laundry. When he cooks, I go biking with my kids. I also started to book five minutes morning and late at work to relax and breathe deeply. These small changes have had a major positive effect on my life!
What are some of the most common causes of stress?
Stress can occur for many reasons. It can be triggered by a traumatic accident, a death, or an emergency situation.Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness.
There is also stress associated with daily life, the workplace, and family responsibilities. It´s hard to stay calm or relaxed with our hectic lives. As women we have many roles to play: that of wife, mother, caregiver, friend or employee. With all the occupations we have in our life, it seems almost impossible to find ways to relieve our stress. However it is important to find those ways, because your health depends on it.
What are some of the early signs of stress?
Stress can have many different forms, and contribute to the symptoms of disease. Some of the common symptoms are headache, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, bad temper, stomach disorders, job dissatisfaction, low mood, depression and anxiety.
How women tend to react to stress?
We all have to deal with stressful situations such as traffic, fights with spouse, and work problems. Some researchers believe that women handle stress in a unique way: engage and befriend.
- Dealing: women protect and care for their children
- Befriend: women seeking and receiving social support
In times of stress, women tend to care for their children and get support from their female friends. Women organisms produce chemicals that are believed to promote these reactions. One of these chemicals is oxytocin, which has a calming effect during times of stress. This is the same chemical that is released during childbirth and that is found in higher levels in lactating women, who are believed to be calmer and more sociable than those who do not. Women also have estrogen hormone, which enhances the effects of oxytocin. Men, on the other hand, have high levels of testosterone in times of stress, which blocks the calming effects of oxytocin and causes hostility, withdrawal and anger.
How does stress affect my body and my health?
We all suffer stress. There are short-term stress, such as getting lost when driving or missing the bus. To everyday situations, such as planning a meal or making time for errands, can be stressful. This type of stress can make us feel worried or anxious.
At other times we face long-term stress, such as racial discrimination, a fatal illness, or divorce. These stressful events can also affect your health in different ways. The long-term stress can increase your risk for certain medical conditions, such as depression problems.
Both short-term stress and long-term stress can affect your body. The research is beginning to show the serious effects of stress on our body. Stress triggers changes in our body and makes it more likely you sick. It can also worsen problems and suffering. You can influence the following problems:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of energy
- Lack of concentration
- Overeating or not eating
- Increased risk of asthma attacks or arthritis
- Stomach cramps
- Skin problems such as urticaria
- Weight gain or loss
- Heart problems
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neck or back pain
- Decreased sexual desire
- Trouble getting pregnant
What are some of the most stressful life events?
Any change in our lives can be stressful, even some of the happiest, like having a baby or starting a new job. Here are some of the most stressful life events:
- Death of a spouse
- Going to jail
- Death of a close relative
- Illness or injury
Scale of Life Events Holmes and Rahe (1967)
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD for short) is a debilitating condition that can occur after being exposed to a terrifying event or experience in which serious physical harm occurred or the threat thereof. Among the traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent attacks on the person, such as rape or mugging, natural disasters or caused by man, accidents, or military combat.
Many people with PTSD repeatedly relive the experience through episodes of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events or objects that remind them of the trauma. Anniversaries of the event can also trigger symptoms. People with PTSD may also experience emotional numbness, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, irritability or outbursts of anger. Feelings of intense guilt are also common (called survivor guilt), especially if other people did not survive the traumatic event.
Most people who are exposed to a traumatic and stressful event suffer some symptoms of PTSD in the days and weeks following the event, but the symptoms usually disappear. However, about 8% of men and 20% of women go on to develop PTSD, and roughly 30% of these individuals develop a chronic or long-term PTSD continuing for the rest of their lives variety.
How I can help manage my stress?
Do not let stress the disease. Women usually carry a higher burden of stress we should. Often we are not even aware of our stress level. Pay attention to your body to know when stress is affected their health. Here are some ways to help manage stress:
- Relax. loose is important. Everyone has their way of relaxing. Some of these ways are deep breathing, yoga, meditation and massage therapy. If you can not do these things, take a few minutes to sit down, listen to soothing music, or read a book.
- Reserve time for yourself. Taking care of yourself is important. To not feel guilty, consider it an order from your doctor! No matter how busy you are, you can try to book at least 15 minutes per day in its program of activities to do something for herself, such as taking a bubble bath, go for a walk or call a friend on the phone.
- Sleep. Sleeping is a great way to help both your body and your mind. If you do not get enough sleep, your stress can worsen. Nor can fight disease in the same way if you sleep poorly. If you get enough sleep, you can better address their problems and reduce your risk of getting sick. Try to get seven to nine hours every night.
- Eat right. Try to get energy by eating fruits, vegetables and protein. Peanut butter, chicken salad or tuna are good sources of protein. Eat whole grains, such as bread and wheat crackers. Do not be fooled by the jolt of energy you feel when consuming caffeine or sugar, that energy will run out quickly.
- Move. Believe it or not, physical activity not only helps relieve muscle tension, but also improves your mood!Before and after physical activity, the body produces certain chemicals called endorphins that relieve stress and improve your mood.
- Talk to friends. Talk to your friends in order to better manage stress. Friends listen well. Does very well find someone who will let you talk freely about their problems and feelings without judgment. It also helps to hear a different point of view. His friends remember you are not alone.
- Get professional help if needed. Talk to a therapist. A therapist can help you manage stress and find better ways to cope. Therapy can also help with more serious stress-related disorders such as PTSD. There are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, and promote sleep.
- Be transigente. Sometimes discuss not worth the stress it generates. Yield occasionally.
- Write down what you think. Did you ever sent email to a friend about the terrible day that was, and felt better afterwards? Why not take a pen and paper and write down what is happening in your life? Keeping a journal can be a great way to vent and manage their problems. You can then re-read your journal and see how much progress has been made!
- Help others. Helping someone can help themselves. Help your neighbor, or do volunteer work in your community.
- Have a hobby. Find something you enjoy. Be sure to take the time to explore their interests.
- Please limits. Regarding things like work and family, determine how much you can actually do. The amount of hours in the day is limited. Limit yourself to yourself and others too. Do not be afraid to say NO to requests for your time and energy.
- Plan your time. Consider in advance how you will use your time. Write a list of things to do. Decide which are the most important.
- Do not handle stress in ways that are not healthy. Among these are drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, smoking or overeating.
I heard deep breathing can help with my stress. How is it done?
Deep breathing is a good way to relax. Try to do it a few times per day. Here´s how you do it:
- Lie down or sit in a chair.
- Rest your hands on your stomach.
- Slowly count to four and inhale through the nose. Feel your stomach rise. Hold your breath for a second.
- Slowly count to four while you exhale through your mouth. To control how fast you exhale, purse your lips as if to whistle. Your stomach will slowly drop.
- Repeat for five to ten times.
Cause stress ulcers?
Doctors used to think ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. We now know that stress does not cause ulcers, only irritates. The ulcers are caused by a bacterium (germ) called H. pylori. Researchers do not yet know for certain how people contract. They think they can get it through the water. It is treated by a combination of antibiotics and other drugs.
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You have the right to a safe workplace
You have the right to a safe workplace. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
(OSH Act) was enacted to prevent death, injury or illness of workers in their workplaces. The law requires employers to provide free working conditions hazards and unsafe conditions. The Act (OSH Act) created the Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards that protect the safety and health at workplaces. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers can make a complaint to OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or there are serious risks.
Contact us with questions or to make a complaint
. We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help.
The rights of workers under the OSHA Act
Workers have the right to conditions
of work without risk of serious harm. Site to ensure safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers the right to:
- Ask OSHA to conduct an inspection of the workplace.
- Exercise their rights under the law of revenge free or discrimination.
- Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent damage and OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
- Having access to the results of the tests done to find hazards in the workplace,
- Read the archives of injuries and work-related diseases ;
- Access to copies of your medical records ;
Who covers the OSHA
Private sector workers
Most employees in the country are under the jurisdiction of the OSHA law. OSHA covers employers and private sector workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions of the United States, either directly by the OSHA
Federal, or anOSHA-approved state program
. State Programs health and safety should be at least as effective as federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the Office of Federal or state program of the nearest OSHA, see the map of the regional offices
Employees of state and local government
Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by the federal OSHA, but have protection under the OSHA law if they work in states that have a state program approved by OSHA. Four states and a territory of the USA. UU. have OSHA-approved plans that cover only public sector employees. These include: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Workers in the private sector in these four states and the Virgin Islands are covered by federal OSHA.
Federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meets the same standards as private employers. Although OSHA does not assign fines to federal agencies, yes the monitors and responds to complaints from their workers. The States Postal Service (USPS) is covered by OSHA.
Not covered by the OSHA Act:
- Freelance workers;
- Members of the immediate family of the owners of a farm that did not employ outside workers; and
- Workplace hazards that are regulated by another federal agency (eg Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard)
Standards OSHA: Occupational
OSHA standards are regulations that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards and risks. There are OSHA standards for the construction
, marine operations
, and general industry.
latter category are the standards that apply to most workplaces. Standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals to which workers can be exposed;require the use of certain safe practices and equipment; and require employers to monitor hazards and keep reports of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to: provide fall protection; prevent the collapse of excavations; prevent some infectious diseases; ensure that workers entering confined spaces safely; prevent employees from being exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos; put guards on machines; provide respirators or other safety equipment; and provide training for certain dangerous jobs.
Employers must also conform to the General Duty Clause
of the OSHA Act requires employers to keep their workplace free of hazards that are recognized as serious. This clause is usually cited when no OSHA standard applies directly to danger.
Workers can request that OSHA inspect your workplace
Workers or their representatives, may file a complaint
and request OSHA to conduct an inspection of your workplace if they believe there is a serious danger or your employer is not complying with OSHA standards. A worker can tell OSHA to keep your identity confidential. 's a violation of the OSH Act an employee is fired, demoted, transferred, or discriminated against in any way for filing a complaint or exercise other rights of OSHA.
You can make a complaint online
, download the form
and mail or fax to the office of the nearest OSHA
; or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Most of the complaints received from the Internet can be resolved informally by phone with your employer. Written complaints that are signed by an employee or representative and sent to the OSHA office nearest are more likely to result in an OSHA inspection at your workplace.
When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to:
- Be present during the inspection.
- Talk to the OSHA inspector privately.
- Take part in meetings between the inspector and the employer before and after the inspection.
When no union representative or the employee, the OSHA inspector must speak confidentially to a reasonable number of employees during the course of the inspection.
When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA can issue citations and fines. A citation includes the methods that an employer can use to fix the problem, and the date when these corrective actions must be completed. Workers have the right to challenge only the date when the problem has to be solved. But employers have the right to dispute whether there is a violation, or any other part of the citation. Workers or their representatives must notify OSHA if they want to be involved in the appeal process, if the employer challenges a subpoena.
"If you send a complaint requesting an OSHA inspection, you are entitled to a copy of the results of the OSHA inspection and request that they be revised if OSHA decides not to issue citations."
Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide a workplace free of serious hazards and follow all health and safety standards of OSHA
.Employers have to find and fix security issues and health. OSHA also requires employers to try to eliminate or reduce hazards by making changes in working conditions, rather than simply wear masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE for short in English). Switching to safer chemicals, processes to trap harmful gases, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to eliminate or reduce risks.
Employers also MUST:
- Inform employees about the dangers workout, tags, alarms, color-coded systems, information sheets on chemicals and other methods.
- Save accurate reports of injuries and work-related diseases .
- Testing in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards
- Providing hearing tests or other medical tests required by OSHA standards
- Locate OSHA citations, data on injuries and illnesses, and the OSHA poster at the jobsite in a place where employees can see them.
- Report to OSHA within 8 hours after an incident in the workplace where there is a death or when three or more workers to go to hospital.
- Not discriminate and not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law.
You can not be punished or discriminated against for exercising their rights under the law of the OSHA
OSHA law protects workers who complain to their employer, OSHA or other government agencies on working conditions that are not healthy or safe, or environmental problems. You can not be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way for exercising their rights under the law of OSHA. OSHA There is help for whistleblowers
If you have been punished or discriminated against for asserting your rights, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation have occurred to most complaints. No form is required, but you must send a letter or call the office nearest OSHA
explaining the situation and the alleged discrimination.
What if there is a dangerous situation at work?
If you believe that your work conditions are not healthy or safe, we recommend that you notify your employer of the conditions, if possible.
You can make a complaint with
OSHA about a hazardous job at any time. But you should not leave the job site only because you made a complaint. If the condition clearly presents a risk of death or serious physical harm, there is insufficient time for OSHA consider, and, whenever possible, you have shown the condition to your employer, you may have a legal right reused to work
in a situation where you would be exposed to danger.
Additional information for workers
Does OSHA has reviewed my employer?
You can research the history of inspection through their employer seeking establishment of OSHA
. Just enter the name of your company and choose the dates you want to examine.
What is the danger most commonly cited in my industry?
You'll need to know the standard industry classification code (SIC, for its acronym in English) from their employer
. Once you know your four-digit code, visit the OSHA Standards that are frequently cited
, enter your SIC code and see the information for the last year.
Does OSHA provides technical information on hazards?
OSHA provides technical information
to help workers, employers and professionals in health and safety issues, to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. For example, you can find information on pathogens, and ergonomic machine guards or fall protection.
What is the OSHA materials that may be of interest to workers?
OSHA publishes a variety of publications on many topics. Some of the most useful publications for workers are listed below. See OSHA publications
for a complete list of materials published by the agency. You can also order publications online.