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, numerous companies violate New York labor laws and put their employees in harm’s way. Many American workers are injured every year because of common employer OSHA violations.
The Most Common Violations
Although there is a long list of standards set by OSHA, several violations commonly reoccur each year. The following violations can cause severe injury to workers who do not suspect 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.
What are your rights under OSHA?
Federal law entitles you to a safe workplace. This means that Your employer is responsible for keeping your workplace free of known health and safety hazards. They have to fix or notify you of known hazards promptly. You have the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation. You may be entitled to compensation if your employer neglects their duties under OSHA.
Consult with an OSHA Violation Attorney
Employers that ignore safety standards, whether to protect their profits or to avoid interfering regulations, 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 construction accident injury lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP who is capable of fighting for your rights and interests.