Top 10 Cited OSHA Violations
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has workplace standards in place,largely to ensure employers do everything they can to prevent injuries to their employees. In2015, OSHA found the following ten violations to be the most commonly cited for the 2015fiscal year:
- Failure to provide fall protection
- Violation of communication standards
- Inadequate scaffolding
- Lack of respiratory protection
- Inadequate control of hazardous energy
- Overly powered industrial trucks
- Inadequate ladder safety
- Inadequate electrical and wiring methods
- Lack of machinery and machine guarding
- Poor electrical systems design
When workplaces fail to follow the standards OSHA has set in place, it is often the employeeswho suffer for it. In many cases, these same workplaces make it extremely difficult for injuredemployees to file a claim and see it through. When this is the case, it’s imperative that the injuredparties seek legal representation.
Recovery from a Workplace Injury
Along with the pain involved in workplace injuries, factors like medical bills and time off workcan greatly impact the employee’s life. The experienced attorneys at Rinehardt Law Firm can
help get compensation for your injuries when there is a defective machine or in many instances when the employer has violated OSHA rules.
If you suffer from workplace injuries caused by a third party's negligence, you have the right topursue financial recovery for your losses. At Rinehardt Law Firm, we can protect your rights.We help the victims of wrongdoing pursue the justice they deserve. Contact us and let our teamgive you peace of mind with a free consultation. We will help you get your life back on track after you’ve suffered from an industrial accident injury.