Under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, employers have a duty to provide workplaces that are free of known health and safety hazards. They must also comply with the safety and health standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to safeguard employees from these known risks. Keeping the workplace safe should be a priority for all Pennsylvania employers. The following are some ways to do so:
Slips and falls are among the most common types of workplace accidents, accounting for 15 percent of all accidental deaths. Employers can help prevent these types of accidents by:
Poorly designed workspaces can lead to ergonomic injuries, which accounted for 33 percent of all worker injury and illness cases in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Implementing an ergonomic process can help prevent:
Housekeeping is essential to keeping the workplace safe. OSHA requires employers to establish and maintain good housekeeping practices, including:
Education and training provide workers with the skills they need to perform their jobs safely. In the interest of keeping the workplace safe, employers should therefore:
If you were injured at work or you have a work-related illness, contact a Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation lawyer at AlpernSchubert P.C. We proudly serve clients throughout western Pennsylvania, including those in Allegheny County, Lawrence County, and Washington County. For a free consultation, please complete our online contact form or call us at 412-765-1888.
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