The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) consistently finds that workers in the construction industry face a much greater risk of injury due to the nature of their work. Safety should always be the top priority for construction workers, so equipping employees with the appropriate personal protective equipment and instructing them on how to safely operate under the specific working conditions of each job is imperative.
Personal Protective Equipment in PA
OSHA was created to help ensure that employers are meeting basic safety standards and to reduce the overall prevalence of construction accidents. The agency requires construction employers to provide the proper personal protective equipment to employees. Worn down, defective or inefficient gear significantly compromises a worker’s safety and can lead to injury. Equipment may include safety glasses, proper shoes, hard hats, gloves, earplugs or other protective gear.
It’s the employer’s responsibility to give their employees the necessary gear to keep them safe and provide adequate training about the job’s requirements. It’s important to consistently check on the effectiveness and efficiency of safety gear before each use. OSHA’s efforts have drastically improved construction safety. Statistics show that construction-related deaths were reduced nearly 40 percent through 2006 and 2013.
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Although these efforts have been successful, accidents continue to occur at construction sites. If you were injured on the job and you think your employer was negligent, then it’s important to reach out to a proven attorney who can help advise you on the best way to seek full financial compensation for the losses you’ve endured. Contact our personal injury attorneys now by filling out our online contact form.
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