I have been working on a production line for a couple of years now. Things were great when we started, but the safety is getting worse. The water fountain doesn't work anymore and we have a rolling ladder (think giant triangle on wheels) that has one of the supports broken and held together with duct tape. Old stuff is breaking and nobody is fixing it, we just gotta work around it.
We don't have a union, and I've brought this up with my manager, but he hasn't done anything. Someone told me that I should maybe go to OSHA, but I'm not sure. Won't I get in trouble? I need this job and can't afford to lose it. I'm going for my GED now, but I haven't completed it yet so it won't be easy to get another one if I lose this job. My kids depend on me. Is there some way I can report this without getting in trouble?