Osha

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into law on December 29, 1970. OSHA's mission is to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance". The agency is also charged with enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations. OSHA is currently headed by Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels.
Posts about Osha
  • Types Of Construction Injuries Sustained On The Job

    … and Safety Administration (OSHA). This is particularly important if the worker in question is still required to use the compromised equipment. As for injuries caused by toxic substances such as benzene, asbestos and silica, they can be either acute or latent. Acute injuries such as chemical burns are immediately apparent, whereas the latent injuries…

    Law Office of James Alston- 21 readers -
  • Information for Construction Workers

    …. Contact a Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorney To Discuss Your Rights At The Levin Firm, we understand the complicated nature of construction accident cases and that your rights may be different from case to case. We know how to fully evaluate your case, including what caused the accident and the severity of your injuries, to properly advise…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • Electricians Injured On the Job

    …. Shortly after OSHA was created, the number of workplace fatalities decreased by more than sixty percent, while occupational injury and illness rates declined forty percent. This occurred during a period of growth in the United States where the number of workers doubled. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of work-related fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Dallas Power Line Accident Attorney

    … injury, and that the victim—or their family—suffered a financial loss as a result of the injury or wrongful death. Construction companies in Texas are required by law to comply with OSHA regulations when working in proximity of power lines, train employees on electrical safety, contact utility companies in advance in order to de-energize…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Dallas Scissor Lift Accident Attorney

    … become injured after being struck by booms and baskets, and a smaller number of workers have been crushed between the equipment and a fixed structure. After the OSHA Standards Committee reviewed the statistics regrading elevated platform accidents in the construction industry in the mid-90s, they determined it was essential to include both scissor…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • New Regulations for Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industries (Part 2)

    … HERE to check it out! The proposed regulations are expansive and, along with those items mentioned in Part 1, require that employers develop PHAs, SOPs, and Mechanical Integrity Plans. So welcome to Part 2 let’s get started. Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) Among the proposed regulations is the requirement that all employers perform PHAs. OSHA…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Dallas Crane Accident Lawyer

    …If you’ve been injured in a crane accident in Texas, our Dallas attorneys can help. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313. OSHA estimates that there are about 125,000 cranes operating in the country at any given time. These machines serve a useful purpose in many Dallas construction sites where heavy loads are required to be moved from one point…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 38 readers -
  • New Regulations for the Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industry (Part 1)

    … 09/09/2016 On August 23rd OSHA initiated the comment period for proposed rule-making. The proposal is for new Process Safety Management rules for the Explosives and Pyrotechnics Industries. You might ask, “What is ‘Process Safety Management’?” and “Why on earth should I care?” Both are fair questions. What is Process Safety Management (PSM…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • OSHA Inspector’s Warrant Request DENIED

    … 09/02/2016 One of the most common questions asked about OSHA Inspections is, “Do I have to let them in my business?” My short answer has always been – No you do not, but it is often advisable that you do so. It is within your rights as a business owner to require that OSHA inspectors present a Warrant to enter your premises. However, history…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • When can a Construction Worker Sue after a Workplace Accident?

    … to recover for the losses they have sustained in an on the job accident. Generally, these situations arise when the injury was caused by the negligence of someone with whom the worker does not have an employer-employee relationship with. These include the following: When an Accident is Caused by the Negligence of an Independent Contractor – Many…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 16 readers -
  • OSHA, at Your Door and in Your Wallet

    … an employer at any OSHA proceedings which may occur. Law firms, in contrast, maintain Attorney-Client Privilege and thereby provide an additional layer of security and protection for their clients. Prince Law Office, P.C. offers initial OSHA assessments for a flat fee of $300. This assessment puts one of our personnel at your facility[2], anywhere…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Should I wait for OSHA to finish their investigation?

    …Answer: It is not necessary or even advisable to wait until OSHA finishes their investigation to gather necessary information related to a work accident case. In fact, you should begin gathering information and speaking with attorneys immediately after the accident! Building your case is important and needs to be done as soon as possible. If you…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 20 readers -
  • Migauel Barron Killed in a Beaumont, TX Refinery Accident

    … at the Beaumont refinery. We have notified the appropriate authorities and are working to investigate the cause of the incident. We are greatly saddened by this and express our deepest sympathy to his family and his co-workers.” OSHA is currently investigating this accident. The post Migauel Barron Killed in a Beaumont, TX Refinery Accident appeared first on Rasansky Law Firm. …

    Rasansky Law Firm- 54 readers -
  • I was exposed to asbestos at work – Now what?

    … and Health Administration (OSHA) and other workplace safety agencies were established to carefully regulate and monitor asbestos exposure on the job. So more than likely your employer is legally required to take certain steps to protect you and your coworkers from any health risks involving asbestos. Depending on the industry you work…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
  • Chemical Plant & Refinery Accidents

    …, and refineries. OSHA guidelines often ignored. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues regulations and guidelines that industries have to follow when it comes to keeping its workers safe. These rules are sometimes ignored to the detriment of the workers. This kind of negligence is punishable by law, and all injured…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 28 readers -
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