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OSHA says company exposed workers to unsafe working environment

Following an investigation into a November 2014 workplace accident, a Missouri company is facing proposed OSHA penalties of $70,700. The inspectors of the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the business owner provided an unsafe working environment. When workers have to work in hazardous conditions, they are at a distinct disadvantage, and they may ultimately suffer severe injuries or work-related illnesses.

Lack of protection, training leads to fatal industrial accident

A Missouri company that provides electrical chargers to various industries nationwide was recently found responsible for the death of a worker who was electrocuted. This tragic industrial accident left a young girl without a father and changed the dynamics of the man's surviving family forever. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its electrical safety standard regulation is among the 10 OSHA standards that are repeatedly violated.

Diver dies in work accident when safety regulations are violated

Regardless of the industries in which Missouri workers are employed, safety hazards will be present. Employers in all industries must ensure their workers are protected by removing known hazards and following safety regulations at all times. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a company owner to disregard safety regulations with little or no consideration that it may lead to a work accident with devastating consequences.

Disregarding safety regulations may be cause worker injuries

Missouri workers in industries such as construction, roofing and tree trimming are invariably exposed to electrical hazards. Employers must comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Regular training must be provided to ensure workers remain vigilant when working with electricity. Many outdoor jobs take place in springtime, and the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative says company owners must assert safety procedures before tasks commence in order to avoid worker injuries.

OSHA citations follow deaths of 2 workers in trench collapse

Missouri employers have to protect any employees against workplace hazards in all areas of their employment. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for all activities, and failure to comply may lead to severe workplace injuries and even deaths. A landscaping company in another state was recently cited by OSHA after an investigation into a trench collapse that took the lives of two workers.

Company classified as severe violator after fatal work accident

Too many Missouri workers lose their lives or are severely injured in preventable workplace accidents. Employers must provide work environments that are clear of known hazards. Unfortunately, some company owners choose to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Such negligence may lead to a fatal work accident.

Forklift operator dies in work accident in warehouse

Forklift drivers in all industries should receive adequate training in the operation of forklifts. The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires company owners to ensure that forklift operators are qualified and aware of all potential hazards. Due to the high rate of fatalities involving forklifts in the workplace, OSHA initiated a program to educate employers and employees in Missouri and two neighboring states about the potential hazards and how to prevent a work accident that involves a forklift.

Young man saved from imminent death in trench collapse

A trench is a man-made cut into the earth's surface, and trenching is among the most dangerous construction operations. Missouri employers are expected to do a proper analysis of various aspects in order to ascertain the methods that will be used to prevent a trench collapse. Such collapses cause multiple fatalities and hundreds of injuries every year.

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.

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.

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