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Industrial workplaces and construction sites are full of hazards. Ladders, scaffolding, live wires and heavy machinery can all endanger workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency, has established detailed safety regulations to help protect workers from harm. These regulations constitute the safety “rules of the game” for every worker, supervisor, manager and employer.

What Do OSHA Rules Cover?

OSHA regulations impact nearly every aspect of construction and industrial work sites. For example, they mandate safety protocols addressing:

  • Falling hazards
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Lockout and tagout procedures for electrical shock and burn hazards
  • Fall protection measures
  • Warning signage
  • Safety equipment such as goggles, helmets, steel-toe shoes, life vests and harnesses
  • Traffic control
  • Proper maintenance and operation of machinery and equipment

OSHA also imposes mandatory training requirements to ensure that all workers are familiar with basic safety requirements.

When OSHA Violations Lead To Accidents

Safety lapses are often at the root of workplace injuries. Perhaps your supervisor failed to enforce critical safety protocols. Perhaps other workers – such as subcontractors or contractors – were negligent. Whatever the scenario, OSHA violations must be taken seriously.

In Kentucky, an OSHA violation can form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file both a lawsuit and a workers’ compensation claim. Each case is different. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about your situation.

Violations Of OSHA Regulations | Attorneys In Louisville Representing Injured Workers

The personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, can help you get the financial recovery you deserve. Since 1925, we have served as aggressive advocates for injured workers in a broad range of industries and occupations. We handle workers’ compensation claims as well as personal injury lawsuits.

Clients benefit from our wealth of knowledge and more than a century of combined experience. Our motto is “never settle for less,” which reflects our unwavering commitment to helping people like you.

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