Worker Safety in the Construction Industry
Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in America.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 6.5 million people work at construction sites across the nation every day. “Safety First” should be more than a slogan at construction sites because the health and lives of workers depend on the employer actually following through on safety measures and training.
Cal OSHA – Protecting Workers
Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California through the following activities:
- Setting and enforcing standards
- Providing outreach, education, and assistance
- Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
registrations, and approvals
If you are curious about what safety regulations should be followed by your employer, check out this link:
Don’t wait for an injury to happen! If there are workplace hazards and safety issues, consider filing a complaint with Cal OSHA:
What if you have already suffered a work injury?
Work injuries occur even if your employer is compliant with the regulations. However, if you are injured on the job because your employer ignored the safety regulations, you may be entitled to additional workers compensation benefits.
We are here to help.
Thomas F. Martin has been representing Orange County’s construction workers for 30 years. If you have suffered a work injury or a condition that was caused by work overtime, give us a call at 714-547-5025.
The consultation is free and confidential.