You Have A Right To Know

You have a right to know about the hazards you are exposed to in the workplace. The law requires that your employer make you aware of the hazards and provide you with the information you need to work safely. Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Hazard Communication Standard, your employer must develop a comprehensive program to inform you of hazards you may encounter in the work place and also provide you with training in the use and handling of products containing hazardous chemicals. Additionally, public sector workplaces in NYS must meet the requirements of the NYS Right-To-Know law.

A copy of the YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW! poster is available as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF, 63KB, 1pg.).

Written Materials for Private Sector Workplaces:

Are available from the federal OSHA webpage.

Additional Written Materials for Public Sector Workplaces:

Are available from your local office of the NYS Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health.

The New York State Department of Health provides guidance, information, materials, and technical assistance to both employers and employees on a variety of occupational health issues.

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

(518) 402-7900 or 800-458-1158
boh@health.health.state.ny.us