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Malfunctioning equipment may cause permanent impairment

Ohio employees in the manufacturing industry are sometimes exposed to dangerous situations, and they typically rely on their employers to provide safe work environments in which known safety hazards are addressed. Industrial workers who perform their duties on unguarded machinery could be at risk of suffering permanent impairment. The office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Cincinnati is currently looking into a workplace accident that caused serious injuries to two workers.

Safety violation: Fatal fall leads to company's 8th OSHA citation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a simple three-step plan can prevent fall accidents. The agency reports that, in 2014, almost 40 percent of workplace fatalities nationwide, including in Ohio, were caused by falls. A fall-related safety violation is cited in a significant percentage of all workplace accidents. The agency says construction company owners must plan projects by assessing the potential hazards, providing the appropriate protective equipment and training all workers in the safe use of the protective equipment.

OSHA finds safety violation caused worker's death in trench

When construction company owners plan building projects in Ohio, all potential hazards must be considered and addressed to prevent workplace accidents. One of the most dangerous actions on construction sites is working in trenches, and compliance with safety regulations is vital. Even if trench walls are properly supported, a safety violation that seems insignificant can have devastating consequences.

What can I do when worried about the safety in my workplace?

For many workers, it isn't easy to wake up every day and go to work. Workdays can get long; workers get tired. Imagine how much more stressful it would be to go to work when you get the sense that you are in physical danger at your place of employment. 

OSHA partnership may prevent injuries and permanent disability

There is good news for workers at a new power generation facility in Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed a partnership with all the contractors and subcontractors involved with the project. Their aim is to provide a work environment that will protect the health and safety of workers. All parties involved are committed to preventing cases of workers suffering workplace injuries, especially those that could lead to permanent disability or death.

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