The 2018 Wyoming OSHA Peel ‘N Post™ sticker adheres over the existing Wyoming OSHA posting on the Wyoming All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster or Mobile Poster Pak.™ The posting update ensures your Wyoming workplace poster is compliant with state posting requirements.
Wyoming OSHA Penalties Increase
Wyoming operates its own OSHA program under a Federal OSHA-approved State Plan. Every year, the penalties for violations of Wyoming OSHA health and safety standards are adjusted. The annual adjustment aligns Wyoming OSHA penalties with current Federal OSHA penalties, which are adjusted every year for inflation. Recently, penalty increases for Wyoming OSHA violations up to current federal levels were approved, making the penalty limits mentioned on the previous version of the Health and Safety Protection on the Job posting obsolete.
Wyoming Health and Safety Protection on the Job Posting Update
This year, Wyoming OSHA removed specific penalty limits from the Health and Safety Protection on the Job posting so that going forward the posting will not need to be updated each time state OSHA penalties increase. Instead, the updated posting describes in general terms that penalties may be imposed based on the severity of the violation. To obtain specific penalties amounts, the posting provides the Wyoming OSHA Division’s telephone number and website. In addition, several clarifications were made on the updated posting:
- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, OSHA Division (Wyoming OSHA) has primary responsibility for administering the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Occupational Health and Safety Commission is responsible for rules and standards.
- Employers may receive free technical assistance from Technical Assistance Consultative Services, which includes courtesy visits without assessment of penalties.
- Violators will receive a “citation and notification of penalty” within 180 days of when Wyoming OSHA determines a violation has occurred.
- Employees who have been discriminated against through retaliatory action by their employers may file a complaint with Wyoming OSHA Division. Discrimination cases do not have a set number of days to issue a citation for protected activity.
Time for a New Wyoming Poster?
The OSHA posting standard at 29 CFR 1903.2(a)(2) provides:
Where a State has an approved poster informing employees of their protections and obligations as defined in §1902.9 of this chapter, such poster, when posted by employers covered by the State plan, shall constitute compliance with the posting requirements of section 8(c)(1) of the Act.
To stay in compliance with posting responsibilities, employers that already have a Wyoming All-On-One Labor Law Poster or a Wyoming Mobile Poster Pak can update their product by selecting the Peel ‘N Post for their product here. Employers who don’t already have a Wyoming All-One One Poster or Mobile Poster pack can use these links to order the updated 2018 Wyoming All-On-One Poster or 2018 Wyoming Mobile Poster Pak.