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Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists specifically to regulate workplace safety and penalize companies that violate the safety code, the administration’s resources are stretched very thin, to the extent that a worker cannot count on OSHA to provide safeguarding – even where violations have been reported. OSHA cannot inspect everywhere or everything.
Some of the ways businesses can protect workers from injury or accidents is by ensuring that surfaces are not overly slick (by cleaning up all spills and applying high traction finishes like slip-resistant treads), are free of holes or tripping hazards. Lighting should be sufficiently bright for all uses of an area. Companies can make sure that workers are trained in correct methods of lifting and maneuvering objects or packages, and make sure that mechanical lifters are in place to manage weights that are excessive for an average worker. They can of course ensure that all company vehicles are properly maintained and in tip-top condition. Companies can conduct periodic safety inspections of all equipment including ladders, lifters, and transports. They must make sure that all mechanical equipment operators are fully trained in the use of their machines.
Workers compensation cases can be very complex, especially when there is a companion case for monetary damages against a third party – such as the manufacturer of faulty equipment.
Attorney Robert W. Shute offers you a free consultation to discuss your case and address your questions and concerns. Attorney Shute wishes you a full recovery and welcomes your call: 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788 days, evenings and weekends.
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There are numerous causes for and types of workplace accidents and injuries:
- Overexertion injuries -excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing objects
- Falls, on the same level or onto a lower level such as off a ladder or off a piece of equipment
- Injuries from bending, climbing, slipping or tripping
- Being struck by an object such as a falling tool
- Repetitive motion – such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Being caught or compressed by equipment such as a forklift
- Highway accidents
- Burns, heat exhaustion, or frostbite
- Chemical spills
- On-site explosions
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