Entries by OSHA Injury Attorney

Occupational Noise Exposure: OSHA Standards for Workplace Noise

Workplace hearing loss is a common problem but a frustrating one because it is entirely preventable. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created standards for workplace noise. With the proper knowledge, training, and protective equipment, employees in loud workplace environments should not have to suffer hearing injuries or permanent hearing […]

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2023

Each year, at the National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo, OSHA reveals its Top 10 most frequently cited standards for the fiscal year. While the finalized numbers aren’t released until the following Spring, this preliminary data gives a good overview of trends in workplace safety and where employers should be focusing their efforts […]

Working Safely with Electricity

Electricity is a common workplace hazard but also one that can be dangerous and deadly. When improperly maintained or used, electrical equipment can cause burn or shock injuries. Anyone working around electricity must have specialized training and follow specific safety-related practices. Here are some tips for working safely with electricity.  1. Ensure Safe Use of […]

The Importance of Psychological Safety to Your Workforce

When employees are afraid to speak up about new ideas or safety issues, it doesn’t foster a positive or productive work environment. More efficient work gets accomplished when people feel like they are part of a team. The idea of psychological safety at work has begun to receive more attention in recent years. Here’s what […]

Keeping Roofers Safe – OSHA Regulations for Rooftop Work

If you work on roofs as part of your job, you are employed in a dangerous profession. While skilled labor is necessary to install, inspect, maintain, and repair roofs, accidents and injuries happen with regularity. But there are safety standards in place to reduce risks and lower accident rates.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

OSHA Worker Safety for Hurricane Cleanup and Recovery

Extreme weather events are not only costly for homeowners and businesses, they also present an ongoing challenge for cleanup crews. Insurance companies and government agencies send disaster recovery crews into areas hit by hurricanes and major floods. Local businesses also contract out for this type of work, which can be profitable but also incredibly hazardous.  […]

Summer Workplace Hazards in Construction

We are already well into summer, and some areas of the country have experienced record-breaking temperatures. In fact, the planet saw its hottest day on record in early July, with daily highs in Tucson reading 110 degrees and Tampa at 97 degrees. These are extreme temperatures, which can make outdoor activities like construction work even […]

5 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe in a Trench

If you work in or around trenches, you have reason to be concerned for your safety. Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it would enhance oversight and enforcement of safety regulations in response to an “alarming rise” in trenching fatalities. Here’s what you need to know about trench hazards and […]

OSHA – Workers’ Rights and Protections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to provide workers with the right to a healthy and safe work environment. This means that either all hazards are removed or, if they cannot be removed, workers are given the necessary safeguards and training to protect them from harm.  OSHA covers most private-sector […]