The OSHA list for 2011 involves some familiar hazards. Unfortunately it appears employers still aren’t correcting issues that put their workers at risk.
Here are the top dangers on the job according to OSHA:
1. Scaffolding, construction
2. Protection from falls, construction
3. Hazard communication standard, general industry
4. Respiratory protection, general industry
5. Control of hazardous energy, general industry
6. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry
7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
8. Ladders, construction
9. Electrical systems design, general industry
10. Machines, general industry
While many safety violations happen on construction sites or in manufacturing facilities serious injury can happen at any workplace, even in an office building. That’s why employers must enact systematic change and oversight to prevent injury and death, and respond correctly if an injury or illness does occur.
If someone has been hurt or killed in a job site accident, they or their loved ones may be entitled to monetary compensation to help pay for doctor bills, lost wages, and for pain and suffering. A lawyer with expertise and experience in handling these sorts of personal injury cases can help families protect their rights and get maximum monetary compensation.
On-the-job injuries can drastically limit one’s ability to lead a normal life. Injuries could require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment, which can also lead you to miss work and that too can be expensive.
The Parrish Law Firm specializes in personal injury cases and there are no legal fees unless we win cases on your behalf. Call us now for a no-cost consultation at http://www.parrishlawokc.com or (405) 232-1985.
Workers should not have to sacrifice their health or safety just to make a living.