Environmental Health and Safety

Job Safety and Health 2023

It's the law!
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The Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) requires Wright State to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities. 

All Ohio public employees have the right to:

  • A safe workplace.
  • Raise a safety or health concern with your employer or the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP), or report a work-related injury or illness, without fear of retaliation.
  • File a complaint with PERRP about any safety or health concerns you may have about your workplace. You may have a representative file a complaint with PERRP on your behalf.
  • Receive information and training about job hazards, including all hazardous substances in your workplace.
  • Refuse a work assignment if you believe it presents an imminent (life-threatening) danger to you or your co-workers. You may have a representative contact PERRP on your behalf.
  • Participate (or have your representative participate) in a PERRP inspection and speak in private to the compliance officer.
  • File a union grievance or file a complaint with the State Personnel Board of Review within 60 days (by phone, online or by mail) if you have suffered retaliation for using your rights.
  • See any citations PERRP issues to your employer.
  • Request copies of your medical records, tests that measure hazards in the workplace, and the workplace injury and illness log.

All Ohio public employers must:

  • Provide employees a workplace free from recognized hazards. It is illegal to retaliate against employees for using any of their rights under the law, including raising a health and safety concern with you or with PERRP, or reporting a work-related injury or illness.
  • Comply with all adopted PERRP standards.
  • Report to PERRP all work-related fatalities within eight hours, and all incidents resulting in a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours.
  • Provide required training to workers in a manner they can understand.
  • Prominently display this poster in the workplace.
  • Post PERRP citations at or near the place of the alleged violations.
  • Maintain, post and submit injury and illness statistics to PERRP.

Additional information regarding Wright State's Environmental Health and Safety Services and Policies can be found by viewing the following attachments or visiting the Environmental Health & Safety website.

Employees interested in reviewing the Annual Injury and Illness Log, or relevant exposure or medical records can contact Marjorie Markopoulos at 937-775-2797 or email at ehs@wright.edu.

For more information, please contact Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center at 937-775-4444 or ehs@wright.edu.

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