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On behalf of Koszdin, Fields & Sherry posted in Workplace injuries on Monday, November 21, 2016.

Industrial environments are not always as safe as they should be. Heavy industries like construction and manufacturing can be dangerous for employees because of the working conditions. Although it is the employer’s duty to make sure the working conditions are safe, employees must also try to stay protected and perform the duties carefully. In case a workplace injury takes place, there are several factors that are considered when deciding who is at fault. The government has several laws to make sure employees are provided with safe working conditions. Employers must abide by these rules or face severe consequences.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is responsible for inquiries regarding workplace accidents. OSHA is a federal agency that makes sure employers provide safe working conditions for all employees. There are certain rules that have been set by OSHA to reduce the number of workplace accidents. All employees must be informed about the dangers of the workplace and any dangerous equipment. Safety measures must be taken beforehand, and safety equipment should be present on site in case an accident takes place.

OSHA gives employees the right to make complaints anonymously if they feel their rights are being violated. Employers who break OSHA rules may face hefty fines. In case the violations are severe, the business could be shut down completely. OSHA also gives employees the right to refuse workplace tasks if they feel the proper safety equipment is not available.

If you are a victim of unsafe working conditions that could lead to an accident, you might want to consider discussing the situation with an attorney. The attorney will help you make the claim anonymously so that your employer can face legal action.

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