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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Workplace Safety in Pennsylvania.

  • How to File a Complaint with OSHA

    Information from the United States Department of Labor about the process for filing a complaint about workplace safety with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The process is also explained, including when OSHA will do an investigation. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Your Employment Rights!

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on employment rights including wages, unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, discrimination, workplace injuries, and unions. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • National Employment Law Project

    Website of the National Employment Law Project. The Project works to promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor

    The OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor from the United States Department of Labor is designed to help general industry employers and workers identify possible safety and health hazards in their workplace, and to direct users to OSHA standards addressing those hazards. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • OSHA Online Complaint Form

    Online form to report workplace safety issues. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) stresses that this form should NOT be used to report emergencies. To report an emergency, fatality, or imminent life threatening situation please use the OSHA toll free number immediately: 1-800-321-OSHA (6742); TTY 1-877-889-5627 Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • The Whistleblower Program

    Information from the United States Department of Labor on the Whistleblower Protection Program. This program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety laws. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Workers’ Compensation

    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation

    Information on Workers' Compensation benefits from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Worker's Compensation (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 3/27/08. Information regarding injuries on the job, how to protect your rights, wage payments, medical payments, and the process involved in pursuing a claim for Worker's Compensation in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Worker's Compensation FAQs

    Frequently asked question regarding worker's compensation from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Workers Rights under OSHA

    Information from the United States Department of Labor on worker rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Workplace Safety

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on issues relating to workplace safety Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Your Rights as a Whistleblower - Fact Sheet

    You may file a complaint with OSHA if your employer retaliates against you by taking unfavorable personnel action because you engaged in protected activity relating to workplace safety and health, commercial motor carrier safety, pipeline safety, air carrier safety, nuclear safety, the environment, asbestos in schools, corporate fraud, SEC rules or regulations, railroad carrier safety or security, or public transportation agency safety or security. [PDF] Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español