Construction sites are inherently dangerous work environments where employees are regularly exposed to heavy machinery, electrical equipment, harmful chemicals and vast heights during the course of their daily duties. In order to prevent tragic and avoidable construction accidents from occurring, employers must do everything in their power to provide workers with a safe work site.

If employers fail to identify and correct safety hazards around the work site, they put the safety and health of their employees at serious risk.

To that end, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict guidelines in an effort to help protect the safety of construction workers.

OSHA stipulates that “employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and must follow all OSHA safety and health standards.” Some of the OSHA standards that construction site employers must obey include:

  • Provide fall protection for employees
  • Prevent trenching cave-ins and protect workers who enter confined spaces such as manholes
  • Put guards on machines
  • Prevent exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos and lead
  • Provide workers with respirators or other needed safety equipment free of charge
  • Train workers about workplace hazards and how they can protect themselves

If you or a love one suffered serious injury or even death on a construction site that failed to follow the proper standards of workplace safety, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for your pain & suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice right away to find out how our experienced New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers may be able to help.

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