Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Public Sector Workplaces:
The Maine Department of Labor updated the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Public Sector Workplaces posting. The wording has been changed significantly. There is now a provision that states a request that one’s name be kept confidential can be made if contacting the Maine Department of Labor to request an inspection if one believes that his/her workplace is unsafe. There is also a provision that states citations must be posted at or near the place of the alleged violation if an employer is cited or penalized for unsafe or unhealthful conditions during an inspection. In the event an employee is fired or discriminated against for filing a safety and health complaint, a complaint may be filed for said discrimination or retaliation with the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards within 30 days of such alleged violation. Additional text has been added with respect to the plan approved on August 5, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to which the State of Maine shall provide job safety and health protection for workers in the public sector throughout the state. The plan will be monitored by OSHA. Contact information is provided for anyone wishing to make a complaint. Contact information by way of a telephone number or email has also been provided for after-hours fatality/catastrophe reporting. The email address for the Maine Department of Labor has been changed as well as the revision date.
Effective date: 12/4/2015
Safe Work for Computer Operators:
The Maine Department of Labor updated the Safe Work for Computer Operators posting with an updated email address and revision date.
Effective date: 11/17/2015
The Osha4less.com Maine All-In-One State and Federal Poster has been updated to include these changes on the required postings.