Investigate OSH Problems

If there has been a workplace injury or if there is a workplace hazard or suspected hazard, an investigation may be called for. These investigations may be performed by workers, stewards, union representatives, or government officials. They are important for determining the facts related to a workplace injury, what laws and regulations apply to a given situation, what an employer’s OSH history is, etc., in order in turn to determine what course of action is appropriate to a given situation. This section is organized to facilitate such investigations. It provides tools and guidance for conducting interviews, performing legal research, accessing OSH statistics and information, and other investigative activities.