Safety Code And Occupational Safety And Health Violations
What Is An OSHA Violation?
In 1970, Congress passed a law known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act in order to ensure safe and healthful working conditions.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency tasked with setting guidelines and standards in order to meet these safety and health goals outlined in the act.
Employers who fail to abide by these goals are in violation of the act and could be fined and issued “stop orders.”
Employers could also be liable under the law for injuries sustained by employees due to a willful or negligent safety or OSHA violation.
Specific Examples Of OSHA Violations
There are countless rules and regulations that employers must follow. The following is a list of common types of violations that have caused injury to employees:
- Failing to provide appropriate safety gear
- Using weak scaffolds or broken ladders
- Ignoring fire safety codes
- Incorrectly installing electrical wiring
- Failing to remove asbestos or lead paint correctly
- Failing to install guardrails and handrails
- Beginning construction work without proper permits
- Ignoring health and sanitation standards
- Failing to hire licensed supervisors and properly train employees
- Ignoring the maximum capacity limit
- Leaving debris and other tripping hazards on stairs
- Leaving exposed holes and other gaps in roofs and floors
Was Your Injury Due To An OSHA Violation? Let Us Help.
At Brenna Boyce, our attorneys have decades of legal, in-depth experience representing injury victims and their families in Rochester and throughout the state of New York.
With at least 25 years of trial experience each, our partners understand the applicable building codes, safety codes and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements on construction sites and other workplace environments.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge to effectively investigate your claim to determine if any safety codes or OSHA regulations were violated or ignored.
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