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.
When Georgia construction companies plan projects, they are required by law to consider the safety regulations that apply. Work that has to be done at dangerous heights, such as on a roof, scaffolding or ladder, requires particular consideration. Workers who are expected to perform their duties at heights exceeding a prescribed level are exposed to the risk of falling accidents that may result in severe injuries or worse if they are not using proper fall protection.