OSHA Violation Lawyers
Construction accidents occur every day, and it is the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) responsibility to investigate these accidents. The Philadelphia construction injury attorneys at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt can assist you in the process of contacting OSHA to receive an investigation of your workplace. With the help of our lawyers, OSHA may be able to issue a citation that can be used in your case. OSHA citations usually serve as powerful evidence that a construction site employer was negligent in maintaining a site. Get in touch with our team to receive assistance in your work injury lawsuit today.
Common OSHA Violations
There are common OSHA violations that happen every year. It can be easy for construction employers to fail to minimize the risk of injury due to forgetfulness, laziness or budget concerns. OSHA found that the following “fatal four” causes of worker deaths could have been prevented:
- Falls – Construction employers have a duty to provide safeguards in areas where workers are at a risk for falling more than six feet.
- Struck by an object – Workers on a construction site must wear certain protective gear to protect themselves from falling objects. Employers may have a duty to provide this protective equipment to workers.
- Caught in equipment – Protective systems must be in place to protect workers from the possibility of getting caught in equipment.
- Electrocution – Employees must be provided with protections if there are electrical circuits on a worksite.
Employer Obligations Under OSHA
- Communicate established and updated operating procedures to employees
- Comply with all OSHA rules and regulations
- Develop and implement a hazard communication program
- Display the OSHA safety and health standards posters prominently
- Ensure employees have access to safe tools and properly maintained equipment
- Keep records of fatalities and injuries and report them to OSHA
- Offer medical examinations and training when required
- Post citations of violations and correct them by the OSHA deadline
- Provide a workplace that is free of recognized hazards
- Provide access to medical records, exposure records, and a log of work-related injuries and illnesses
- Provide safety training
- Use color coded posters and signs to label hazardous materials
Construction employers have a duty to protect their employees and provide a safe working environment. When construction employers fail to uphold this duty, it is important for construction injury lawyers to hold them accountable. If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site due to your employers negligence, contact our team today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.