OSHA Regulations Lawyer
What You Need To Know
There are state and federal OSHA offices. The occupational safety and health administration has certain rules and procedures when filing a complaint. Our lawyers are up to date on all the OSHA regulations. There are workers’ rights in place for you. OSHA standards are there to provide you with standards in the workplace to prevent chemical or toxic exposure, safe conditions, protect from discrimination etc. OSHA is there to protect employees from injury, illnesses by unsafe work conditions, known hazards that may cause injury or death (and lead to a worker’s compensation lawsuit). To do this, employers must abide by regulations like posting OSHA safety notices, keeping a record of hazardous materials or chemicals, and safety training if necessary.
If a safety hazard does pose a danger, this should be reported to OSHA and the worker has the right to not work under the conditions until it has been cleared.
OSHA was established in 1971 and since then with the help of state agencies, safety and health professionals and unions and employers, OSHA has dramatically affected safety in the workplace for the better. In 1970 it is estimated the number of one the job deaths were 14,000 to 4,300 in 2009 and that US employment has almost doubled. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA is the California agency that protects workers from safety hazards on work sites. Periodically, Cal/OSHA will run inspects in workplaces for health hazards and make sure everything is up to code.
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Few personal injury firms have the experience and proven results at trial as the McElfish Law Firm. Through our decades of experience, we have honed our litigation skills and strategies in service of obtaining maximum recoveries for our clients. We will begin investigating the facts of your accident and/or injury as soon as we begin representation.