Common Employer OSHA Violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets safety standards that all employers and companies must follow. These basic rules are meant to protect workers from dangerous working conditions. Most employers comply with the law with few problems. Unfortunately, there are numerous companies that violate the law and put their employees in harm’s way. Many American workers are injured every year because of these safety violations.
The Most Common Violations
Although there is a long list of standards set by OSHA, there are several violations that commonly reoccur each year. The following violations can cause severe injury to workers who do not suspect that their work environments are unsafe. The most commonly ignored safety standards involve the following:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Electrical wiring
- Powered industrial trucks
- Lockout / tagout
- Electrical system design
- Machine guarding
If you have suffered a work related injury due to an OSHA violation, you may be eligible for compensation from your employer.
Consult with an OSHA Violation Attorney
Employers that ignore safety standards, whether to protect their profits or to avoid interfering regulation, risk their employees’ health and well-being. Employees that have suffered injuries due to OSHA violations may face huge financial burdens from medical expenses and lost wages. An experienced attorney can help protect the legal rights of those who have been injured. Call Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a lawyer in New York City who is capable of fighting for your rights and interests.