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Workers rely on employers to follow workplace safety regulations

It is not uncommon for Missouri workers in various industries to be concerned about their safety while they are at work. Regardless of their awareness of safety regulations, it is up to company owners to ensure safe workplace surroundings. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to follow the prescribed rules related to workplace safety.

You are not covered by workers' compensation -- what now?

Most workers in Missouri are covered by workers' compensation insurance paid for by their employers. This provides some level of peace of mind to workers who are exposed to hazardous situations at work. Labor laws in Missouri require companies with more than four employees to be covered by workers' compensation insurance. Construction companies, however, must have such coverage even if they have only one employee.

Better workplace safety may avoid workers struck by vehicles

Workplace accidents are likely on the mind of most Missouri workers who spend their day on construction sites. Owners of companies are responsible for maintaining workplace safety according to the strict regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is emphasizing the importance of preventing workers being struck by vehicles in a campaign that will run through Sept. 2015.

Owner of contracting company dies in trench collapse

Construction workers whose duties involve trench digging may be aware of the dangers they are exposed to. While company owners are responsible for the safety of their workers, it is not uncommon for some of them to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workers in Missouri may be interested to learn about a trench collapse in another state that claimed the life of one person.

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