Safety and Health

Required posters

You have the responsibility to inform your workers of their right to a safe and healthy workplace.

Some of the laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, including those related to workplace safety and health, require that you provide notices to your employees and/or post them in the workplace. The Labor Department provides free electronic copies of all required notices or posters, and many are available in multiple languages. You do not have to pay for Labor Department posters.


It is important to note that you may not be covered by all laws administered by the Labor Department and thus may not be required to display some posters. However, you’re likely required to display the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” poster.

Safety signs on a construction site fence.

We’re here to help.

We are committed to helping you understand your responsibilities as an employer. Many questions about your safety and health responsibilities may be answered by using the following elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors:

For additional assistance, please contact:

OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)

OSHA’s area offices provide advice, education, and assistance to businesses and organizations who request help with occupational safety and health issues. In addition, OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential safety and occupational health advice. No citations or penalties are issued; the employer’s only obligation is to correct identified hazards.


Please note that the mining industry has its own set of safety and health standards, rules, and regulations, which are overseen by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Mining industry employers should contact MSHA at 202-693-9400 or

Need more information?

The elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors are a set of online tools developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws.