The Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists to ensure that workplaces around the nation follow proper procedure to ensure the safety of employees. Though most employers in North Carolina and elsewhere do whatever is necessary to keep workers safe and healthy, a troubling statistic has emerged that calls that idea into question. The Bureau of Labor found that the number of workers who suffer a fatal fall while at work is growing. Experts say that employer negligence may be the root cause.
When workers in North Carolina are injured while on the job, it can have far-reaching consequences. Their health and well-being can be affected, not to mention that of their families. If the employee is unfortunate enough to have to miss work after an accident on the job, he or she may worry about the effect on his or her income. Two employees from out of state may be facing just that dilemma after an explosion at their workplace last year left them with injuries, as their company contests the findings of government officials.
The construction is dangerous. Many companies in North Carolina and around the nation take all of the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of workers. However, accidents still happen and sometimes they can be attributed to the negligence of an employer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration claims that this is the case in the deaths of two workers after a scaffolding fall.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists to help protect workers. It investigates accidents at workplaces and levies fines when appropriate. It also supports initiatives to make employees safer wherever they work. When a company here in North Carolina or elsewhere receives an OSHA violation, the hope is always that the citation will encourage the company to change the unsafe working environment. Unfortunately, that doesn't always occur, as is the case with an out-of-state roofing company that has faced multiple fines in the past four years.
Employees in North Carolina and all around the country rely on their jobs to provide for themselves and their families. The sense of pride they often feel in a job well-done is compounded in the knowledge that they are ensuring the needs of their loved ones are met. An accident on the job could interfere with their ability to take care of those who are most important to them. A recent out of state workplace accident that cost a man his life may mean that any family he had could be devastated emotionally as well as financially.
The winter months can be a busy time for employees of many kinds. Though retail employees immediately come to mind, it can also be a busy time for those in construction or manufacturing work here in North Carolina. This time of year can bring added stress to a workplace, especially in hazardous weather conditions. There are several things that employers can do in order to minimize the potential for workplace accidents.
All occupations hold some degree of risk. However, the type and degree of risk varies according to the job. For example, police officers are often expected to speed toward danger, including criminal suspects, potentially putting their lives at risk. In fact, a North Carolina police officer was recently killed in a work accident.
When a hurricane hits North Carolina and other states, the aftermath is often as difficult as the actual event as people struggle to assess and respond to the damage created. Often, utility workers work tirelessly to help restore power as part of the recovery effort. Unfortunately, a recent work accident that killed three men, two of whom were from North Carolina, demonstrates the risks that these workers face.
Most people recognize that there are hazards in all workplaces, despite the best efforts of both employers and workers to ensure that everyone is safe. Despite this knowledge, no one is likely prepared to be involved in a work accident. Unfortunately, a man in North Carolina recently lost his life in a construction accident.
While all jobs hold some degree of risk, most people assume that they are likely safe in their place of employment. Unfortunately, workers in North Carolina who are required to spend a great deal of time driving from place to place could ultimately be harmed if they become involved in a traffic accident. For example, officials in another state claim that a man has lost his life in a work accident.