OSHA Regulates Safety, Helps Prevent Injuries: 10 Common Worksite Safety Standards
Construction is one of the leading forms of employment among Lake Charles residents. Between North American, Onestop, McManus and D & G, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know someone who has worked, or is currently working, in construction. Although it’s hard work, the pay is good and the notion that you’re creating something is rewarding. Construction risks are a huge concern for many, if not all, workers.
This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration diligently tries to regulate worksite safety and make sure all employers and construction sites are adhering to their safety standards.
10 Common Worksite Safety Standards Regulated by OSHA
According to the United States Department of Labor, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. Therefore, OSHA takes regulating construction safety extremely seriously. The most common safeguards that are ignored or that companies are regularly fined for are:
- Fall protection
- Protection from falling objects and debris
- Adequate scaffolding to prevent collapse
- Ladders in good working condition
- Head and body protection gear
- Hazard communication
- General safety and health provisions
- Electrical safety
- Equipment safety
- Chemical safety
If you believe your construction injury was a direct result of negligent safety precautions, experienced lawyers can help. We can provide you with the right tools and knowledge to make sure you get a fair and justified settlement, as well as help you report the incident to OSHA and have them perform their own investigation. This, in turn, could be extremely beneficial for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation and more information about how our experience can help you and your family.
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