Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in buildings, including offices, and can pose a risk to the health of employees if it is present in high levels. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations to protect workers from exposure to radon in the workplace. OSHA requires employers to inform employees of the results of radon testing and any measures taken to reduce radon levels in the workplace.
Under OSHA regulations, employers are required to conduct radon testing in buildings that are likely to have elevated levels of radon, such as those located in areas with high radon concentrations or those with a history of radon problems. Employers must also take action to mitigate any radon levels that exceed the recommended action level of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L).
OSHA has established regulations to protect workers from exposure to radon in the workplace.
Employees have the right to be informed about the results of radon testing and any actions taken to address high levels of radon in the workplace. OSHA requires employers to inform employees of the results of radon testing and any measures taken to reduce radon levels in the workplace.
Employees also have the right to request that their workplace be tested for radon if they have reason to believe that radon levels may be elevated. Employers must provide information about how to request radon testing and must respond promptly to such requests.
Overall, employees have the right to a safe and healthy workplace, which includes protection from the risks associated with radon exposure. Employers are responsible for taking appropriate steps to ensure that radon levels in the workplace are kept at safe levels, and employees have the right to be informed about radon testing and any actions taken to address high radon levels.
"Employees have the right to be informed about radon testing and any actions taken to address high radon levels.”
Nevada Radon Education Program
The Nevada Radon Education Program is funded through a grant from the EPA to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low-cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.
Kelly, C, 2023, Employee Rights Regarding Radon, Extension | University of Nevada Reno
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