There are bedbugs (cockroaches, or other pests) where I work. Can the Health Department make my employer exterminate?

The Erie County Department of Health does not have jurisdiction over workplace environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the regulatory agency for workplace environments. 

Click here for additional information regarding OSHA’s standards and requirements for employers regarding infestations in the workplace.  

To file an online complaint with OSHA click here or call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).



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Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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