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July 2015 Archives

Georgia man suffers workplace injuries when struck by pallet

Workers in Georgia have the right to safe workplace surroundings, and employers have the responsibility to provide such surroundings. All known hazards must be addressed to avoid workplace injuries, and company owners must provide personal protection equipment and ensure all workers receive adequate training in how to use the protection in the correct manner. Furthermore, Georgia laws require companies that regularly employ three or more workers to provide all employees with workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Workplace injuries: Company cited after 2 amputations in 2 months

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently completed investigations concerning a company in Georgia that manufactures storage systems. Reportedly, this company's disregard of prescribed safety regulations resulted in two workers suffering workplace injuries that each led to amputations in a matter of two months. OSHA discovered numerous other violations that threaten the safety of workers on a daily basis.

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