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Why are construction accidents so common and who is responsible?

As a construction worker, you put your body and well-being on the line every day you show up to work. This is because your body is your tool and main source of income and success in your profession. Unlike the typical desk job, construction workers have a very different perspective when it comes to their typical job duties and how it can impact their health. This is because construction worker accident injuries are much more common in comparison to the standard office job.

City cited for workplace safety violations

Going to work every day should not be something that we fear from physical standpoint. Yet, often individuals are hurt in workplace injuries that leave them with serious injuries. These injuries can be difficult to overcome, and the damages associated with them can be extensive. Medical expenses can quickly pile up, and these victims may miss work to focus on their health, causing them to be subjected to lost wages. As trying as this can be for workplace accident victims, they may find relief through workers' compensation benefits.

Scaffolding falls are a danger to construction workers

A construction accident can seriously harm workers and their families. Some of the most common types of construction accidents involve scaffolding falls or other types of falls from lifts, hoists or ladders. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 65 percent of construction workers work frequently on scaffolds, making scaffolding falls and accidents a serious concern. Objects falling from scaffolds, lifts and ladders can also be a serious concern.

Ohio workers are dying in fatal workplace accidents

Workers' compensation benefits may be available in circumstances of workplace injuries and fatal workplace accidents. A recent fatal workplace accident in Ohio highlights concerns that on-the-job injuries are increasing, and high-pressure work environments could be one of the reasons to blame. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that during 2016, workplace deaths exceeded 5,000 nationally, which was the first time they had exceeded that total since 2008. 2016 also brought the third straight increase in fatal workplace accidents over the previous year.

Forklift operator killed in fatal Ohio workplace accident

This blog recently discussed workers' compensation options and resources available to injured workers in Ohio and to surviving family members of workers killed in workplace accidents in Ohio. Sadly, workplace accidents illustrate the importance of these protections and why it is equally important for workers and their families to be familiar with the workers' compensation resources and protections available to them.

OSHA's cooperative programs: voluntary protection

A previous blog post discussed one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) cooperative programs, Strategic Partnership. Ohio residents may enter into partnerships to improve health and safety in major corporations, government agencies and private sector industries. The partnership agreements are designed to encourage and assist partner efforts to comply with OSHA standards. Another one of OSHA's cooperative programs available to employers and workers is the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

OSHA's cooperative programs: strategic partnership

A previous Ohio blog post discussed one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) cooperative programs: Alliance. Alliance works with groups, such as unions and professional institutions, to improve workplace safety. Another one of OSHA's cooperative programs is the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP).

OSHA's cooperative programs: Alliance

The Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions and reduce workplace accidents. Under OSHA, Ohio employers are required to provide workers with a workplace that is free of serious recognized hazards and that is compliant with OSHA standards.

Ohio company faces penalties for OSHA violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's investigations into an Ohio company revealed multiple safety violations. Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, has now been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Program and faces a penalty of over $600,000.

Common transportation and warehouse industry work accidents

Workers in the transportation and warehouse industries face many potential hazards, putting them at an increased risk for workplace accidents. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, approximately 3,500 employees in the transportation and warehouse industries suffer occupational injuries each year. The primary cause of these injuries is slip and fall accidents, which account for approximately 60 percent of all injuries resulting in eight or more days out of work.

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