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Reporting Alleged Safety/Health Hazards

How It Works

This form is provided for the assistance of any complaint and is not intended to constitute the exclusive means by which a complaint may be registered with the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division. You may also download and print this form in Spanish or English for your convenience, if needed.

NOTE: In order for UOSH to fully process your complaint, complete and accurate information about the worksite is necessary. Complete items 1 through 17 as accurately and completely as possible. Describe each hazard you think exists in as much detail as you can. If the hazards described in your complaint are not all in the same area, please identify where each hazard can be found at the worksite. If there is any particular evidence that supports your suspicion that a hazard exists (for instance, a recent accident or physical symptoms of employees at your site) include the information in your description.

Submit a Complaint

(If you select Yes, this submission shall be considered as an authorized written signature.)

If you are an authorized representative of employees affected by this complaint, please state the name of the organization that you represent and your title

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The Law

34A-6-301(6)(a)(i) Any employee or representative of employees who believes that a violation of an adopted safety or health standard exists that threatens physical harm, or that an imminent danger exists, may request an inspection by giving notice to the division’s authorized representative of the violation or danger. The notice shall be in writing, setting forth with reasonable particularity the grounds for notice, and signed by the employee or representative of employees. A copy of the notice shall be provided the employer or the employer’s agent no later than at the time of the inspection. Upon request of the person giving notice, the person’s name and the names of individual employees referred to in the notice shall not appear in the copy or on any record published, released, or made available pursuant to Subsection (7).

(ii)(A) If upon receipt of the notice the division’s authorized representative determines there are reasonable grounds to believe that a violation or danger exists, the authorized representative shall make a special inspection in accordance with this section as soon as practicable to determine if a violation or danger exists.

(B) If the division’s authorized representative determines there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation or danger exists, the authorized representative shall notify the employee or representative of the employees in writing of that determination.

34A-6-203(1) A person may not discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because:
(a) the employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceedings under or related to this chapter;
(b) the employee has testified or is about to testify in any proceeding; or
(c) the employee has exercised any right granted by this chapter on behalf of himself or others.

(2)(a) Any employee who believes that the employee has been discharged or otherwise discriminated against by any person in violation of this section may, within 30 days after the violation occurs, file a complaint with the division in the commission alleging discrimination.
(b)(i) Upon receipt of the complaint, the division shall cause an investigation to be made.
(ii) The division may employ investigators as necessary to carry out the purpose of this subsection.
(c) If the investigator reports a violation and the employer requests a hearing on the alleged violation, the commission shall hold an evidentiary hearing to determine if provisions of this subsection have been violated.
(d) If the commission determines that a violation has occurred, it may order the violation to be restrained and may order all appropriate relief, including reinstatement of the employee to his former position with back pay.(1987)

34A-6-307(5)(c) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under this chapter is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.