Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 26, 2017 in Workers' Compensation
Construction workers are constantly exposed to dangerous work environments that requires constant monitoring and strong safety regulations to prevent injuries caused by workplace accidents.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extends rights and responsibilities to construction workers, and imposes safety and health obligations upon employers in the construction industry. Employer must follow these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of construction workers.
OSHA provides employees with rights and responsibilities in the workplace that protect their safety:
Under OSHA regulations, employers have the duty to:
An employee has the right to file a written complaint to OSHA if hazards are not remedied in a reasonable time by an employer.
OSHA reserves the right to perform an inspection, upon reasonable grounds, of a workplace that shows evidence of violations or dangerous hazards.
An agent representing the worker may join the OSHA inspector. This agent will be selected by the union, if applicable, or employees. The employer is not allowed to participate in the selection of the accompanying agent.
The OSHA representative may perform a thorough inspection of the workplace, or conduct a partial inspection of concerning areas.
Upon completion, the OSHA representative will discuss his or her findings with the employer and employee’s agent, detailing the necessary corrections of any observed hazards.
Should an employee become injured on the job, the following should be done to protect the construction workers’ legal rights:
If you are a construction worker whose rights have been violated, contact the Phoenix construction accident lawyers at the Phillips Law Group.
We work to protect employees who are subjected to dangerous working environment or have been discriminated against by an employer. Our initial consultation is always free, and we provide our services without charging you anything unless we you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-706-3000 if you have questions about workers’ rights.
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