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Safety Complaints

Workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace

Businesses must follow Washington state rules protecting workers on the job.

If an unsafe working condition exists on the job, the worker should:

  • Tell their employer.
  • If that doesn't help, the worker can tell L&I about the safety concern: How to file a safety complaint with L&I. The worker can ask that their name not be revealed to the business.

Protection from discrimination

Even if the business does find out that the worker has filed a safety complaint with L&I, it is against the law for them to discriminate against the worker for reporting unsafe conditions at work. If this happens, L&I can help. Here's how: File a Safety and Health Discrimination Complaint and/or call the nearest L&I office.


Download and print this helpful fact sheet:

Get a list of workplace posters required and recommended by not only L&I but other state of Washington or federal agencies as well.

Acrobat PDF fileTable of Leave Laws (131 KB PDF)

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