Workers are often exposed to obvious safety hazards that are disregarded by their employers. Georgia workers may find some comfort in knowing that the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is always on the lookout for situations in which workers are at risk of suffering workplace injuries. OSHA aims to prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths by not waiting for workplace accidents to happen before inspections are carried out.
There is no valid reason for employers to disregard the safety of their workers. Yet, some company owners continue to allow dangerous conditions to threaten employees, even after receiving citations for safety violations. One safety hazard that is prevalent in different industries is exposure to moving machine parts, and a Georgia air filter manufacturer recently received repeat citations after a worker suffered severe workplace injuries.
Georgia workers who feel threatened by safety hazards to which they are exposed at their places of employment have the right to report their concerns to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA may follow such reports with investigations to determine whether the company owners violated the prescribed safety regulations. Failure to protect workers from workplace injuries is punishable by law, and, if violations are identified, they are graded and penalties are leveled accordingly.
One of many hazards faced by workers in Georgia and elsewhere is working in trenches. Projects that can require trenches include installing cables, burying utilities and pouring foundations. Many workplace injuries and even deaths have resulted from company owners not complying with safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Many fatal workplace accidents are caused by workers falling from ladders, platforms and other types of lifts. The severity of the injuries suffered in accidents involving falls is not always determined by the distance the worker fell. A fall from the second or third step of a ladder is sometimes as devastating as a fall from a 30-foot platform. Employers in Georgia have to comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When a severe workplace accident occurs, OSHA will launch an investigation to determine whether any safety violations were violated.
Owners of Georgia companies involved in the manufacturing of polyurethane products have a responsibility to provide their workers with safe surroundings. In addition, workers should be informed about the hazards of toxic exposure and the course of action in the event of such exposure. Polyurethane products contain isocyanates, and exposure can cause lung problems, such as occupational asthma, and irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat.
Georgia workers rely on their employers to provide safe workplace surroundings that protect them against suffering workplace injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires company owners to comply with its strict safety regulations. In addition, they are expected to be proactive in providing safety training to employees and thereby minimize the chances of a workplace accident occurring.
As part of its quest to ensure the safety of workers, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently conducted an inspection at a brewery of Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC, the makers of beverages including Budweiser, in another state. The company’s brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, received citations in 2010, and this most recent investigation found similar violations. Employers in all industry fields have a responsibility to protect employees from workplace injuries by practicing workplace safety to meet the required standards.
Company owners in Georgia may recognize the importance of providing their workers with safety training and keeping them updated on the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, when people have been working for many years, they may need to be reminded of safety procedures and potential hazards at regular intervals, as it is not uncommon for complacency to develop. Many an avoidable workplace accident have caused severe injuries and even deaths, leaving countless families with financial difficulties after medical and end-of-life expenses.
When a Georgia family loses a loved one while he or she is at work, the shock may be devastating. Apart from the huge personal loss, the unexpected expenses of a funeral and burial, along with the loss of income, could be overwhelming. The driver of a truck was recently killed in a workplace accident in another state.