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Improper Signage can Lead to Work Accidents

On Behalf of | Oct 27, 2020 | Firm News

Signs are an important part of a work safety program. They perform many essential roles, such as warning workers about hazards and designating safety stations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has guidelines for the usage of signs and tags to identify work hazards. The guidelines standardize sign and label colors, letter style and size, signal words, and sign and label placement.

Workplaces with effective and clear signage can minimize hazards and work injuries. Conversely, improper signage can actually lead to serious work injuries, and even machine accidents.

  • Head and neck injuries from being struck by objects from above.
  • Broken bones, head, or back injuries from slip and fall accidents.
  • Burns or death from high voltage accidents.
  • Chemical exposure.
  • Almost all work accidents are preventable, and proper signage is an essential tool in a workplace safety program. An employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe work environment and comply with OSHA guidelines for signage. If a worker is injured on the job, they have rights to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. An experienced lawyer can help a worker receive such benefits.

    Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at AlpernSchubert P.C. Help Employees Obtain Compensation After Work Accidents

    Our Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation lawyers at AlpernSchubert P.C. help clients with claims and benefits after work accidents. We understand that improper signage can cause serious work injuries, and we will fight to get you compensation. Call us at 412-765-1888 or contact us online for a free consultation today. Located in Pittsburgh, we serve clients throughout western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Lawrence County, and Washington County.