Construction workers in Georgia are undoubtedly aware of the potential dangers of their chosen profession. Their employers have a duty to ensure safe workplace surroundings and provide ongoing safety training to make sure that workers are aware of the life-threatening workplace injuries that may occur. Four construction workers in a neighboring state recently suffered electrical shocks that may affect the rest of their lives.
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.
Construction company owners in Georgia are expected to ensure the safety of their workers, regardless of where their work site is. In addition to safe working environments, workers should receive ongoing safety training and be informed of all potential hazards. Whenever employees are required to work at heights, they should be harnessed and provided with all necessary safety equipment to avoid workplace injuries.
Construction workers in Georgia are likely aware of the safety hazards of their chosen profession, and their families would naturally experience constant concern over the welfare of their loved ones. Although the owners of construction companies are responsible for the safety of their workers by adhering to the strict safety rules as prescribed by OSHA, workplace injuries regularly occur. A 30-year old construction worker recently lost his life at the site of a high school project where he was working in another state.
Construction workers in Georgia face the dangers of potential fall accidents on a daily basis. All workers have the right to a safe workplace, and it is the responsibility of the employer to provide an environment that is not conducive to workplace injuries. OSHA provides extensive safety regulations, and employers who do not comply to them can end up facing severe penalties.
Studies have shown that workers falling from ladders number among the most common on-the-job accidents. Georgia workers and their families often suffer hardships after such falls and their earning capacity may never fully recover as the result of the injuries sustained. While the fall itself is naturally scary, this is followed by the painful impact and the realization that the workplace injuries may be severe enough to affect the remainder of their lives.
Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations that employers in Georgia and other states have to comply with. Because construction sites generally pose serious dangers to workers, it is crucial to provide the workers with training to improve their understanding of the need for safety precautions, as well as the proper execution of safety precautions. Only by compliance with these safety regulations can yet another on-the-job accident be prevented.
Things went terribly wrong recently for a film crew working on a movie in Georgia. One person was killed and several others injured in a horrific on-the-job accident during filming. As investigators sort through the evidence, one family is grieving the unexpected loss of their loved one.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous. These sites have big, powerful machines that can easily deal catastrophic or fatal injuries to unsuspecting people; they have heavy equipment that, if improperly handled, could deal similar injuries; and there are very high places that construction workers have to work in, placing them at risk of an unfortunate fall.