The role and mission of PERRP is to ensure public employees in Ohio have safe and healthy working conditions. Public
employers must furnish to each public employee a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely
to cause death or serious physical harm. This fundamental requirement is the foundation of the Public Employment Risk
Reduction Act (the Act) which is also referred to as House Bill (HB) 308.
Elements of the act
The act ensures a safe and healthful work environment for public employees by providing:
The Act also requires public employers to display a “notice” to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities. You
can order a printed copy of the
required poster or you can download and print a copy on 8 ½ x 14 (legal) size paper.
- Public employees a right to refuse unsafe job assignments with a risk of death or serious physical harm (imminent danger);
- Public employees a right to file a complaint about unsafe working conditions;
- PERRP investigation of fatalities and multiple hospitalization incidents;
- Discrimination (whistleblower) protection for employees exercising their rights under the act.
HB 308 incorporated by reference all Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards found in
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Parts 1910,
1928 as Ohio Employment Risk Reduction Standards.
All adopted Ohio Employment Risk Reduction Standards are found in Chapter 4167 of the Ohio Revised Code and the
Ohio Administrative Code.
Top 25 Recognized Hazards
Most Common Violations by Section
Most Common Violations by Standard
To learn more about the role and mission of PERRP, download this introductory presentation.
If you have questions about any PERRP occupational safety and health activities or adopted standards, our staff is ready to assist you. You can contact us by mail, phone, fax and email.
Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP)
13430 Yarmouth Drive
Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: 800- 671-6858