If you work full time, the chances you will be injured or suffer an illness on the job is greater than you think.
No matter what the occupation, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace whether you sit at a desk all day or work in a factory. According to the U.S. Department of Labor , more than 2.8 million nonfatal accidents and illnesses were reported by private employers in 2017. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Here are a few of the basic requirements:
- Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment free from serious recognized hazards that complies with all safety standards and regulations.
- Employers are required to examine workplace conditions to ensure they conform to all guidelines.
- Employees must be provided with safe tools and equipment that is properly maintained.
If you’ve been injured on the job due to an unsafe working condition, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation.