If you work in construction, production or manufacturing, you typically don't head into work and sit behind a desk. You are often moving around, lifting heavy objects, using dangerous equipment and possible being exposed to toxic chemicals.
Workers at the Ohio facility of Formed Fiber Technologies LLC, manufacturers of interior trimming for the automotive industry, are likely concerned about their safety at the workplace. The company has been classified as a severe violator by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a third inspection in a year found safety violations that put their workers at risk of amputation and other catastrophic injuries.
Workplace accident reports can provide critical insight into whether more needs to be done to keep workers safer in certain industries, jobs or companies. They can provide a high-level perspective of what types of accidents are happening as well as when and where they are happening. This information can lead to the development and implementation of solutions to prevent accidents.
Working in an industrial environment requires people to observe safety protocols, pay attention and wear appropriate protective gear. Failure to do this could result in a serious workplace accident that puts a person's health and ability to continue working in danger.