In our last post, we highlighted the increasing penalties OSHA has instituted for employers who fail to report instances where injured workers are hospitalized for on the job injuries and the possible reasoning behind those increases. We also discussed the pressure that some employees may feel as they question whether to report health and safety violations that may have led to their injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented new injury reporting protocols last year. Basically, employers are now required to report certain injuries and all hospitalizations within 24 hours of learning of such events. These new reporting guidelines were initially seen as a benefit to employers who wished to avoid further scrutiny from federal regulators.
If you have ever worked on a construction site in Arizona, you can understand how loud it may get. Because of this, it may not be surprising that some construction workers may suffer from hearing loss as they reach advanced ages. Because of this, new recommendations have been made regarding hearing protections for construction workers.
Being a construction worker can be a rewarding, fulfilling job. But it is also a position that inherently places the worker in peril. There are incredible heights that construction workers must reach to perform their job. There are heavy materials that need to be used and moved. There are powerful pieces of equipment and machinery whirring and swinging all around. Given the confluence of all of these factors, it is no surprise that there are plenty of accidents that occur on construction sites.
It is no secret that high heels are still a fashion statement in today’s workplace. Whether this is because online shoe stores have gained a great deal of traction or because more offices are adopting casual dress protocols, high heels are being worn in more venues.