According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2011 there were 117 cases per 10,000 where full-time workers suffered from a nonfatal occupational injury or illness which required days off to recuperate, which statistically had not changed from that of 2010.
Throughout the United States, there are dozens of occupations which put workers at risk if they are not properly protected from the hazards of their working environment. Of course, by finding the proper equipment, these workers can stay protected and avoid injuries and illnesses.
At Phillips Law Group, our workers compensation attorneys in Phoenix want to assure each worker throughout the state of Arizona is provided with the safety features they deserve, thus when a worker is injured our attorneys are here to fight for their justice. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on the job, our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation benefits available.
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Types of Safety Equipment
Depending on your occupation, your job may require you to have specific types of safety equipment to protect you from the different types of hazards which may arise. In most cases, where workers are exposed to dangers, such as vehicle traffic, they will be required to wear bright colored clothing in order to be seen. In others, the color of the equipment may not make much of a difference to a workers safety, such as a laboratory or hospital.
Some types of safety equipment include:
- Bulletproof Vests
- Ear Plugs
- Fire Protection
- Foot Protection
- Hard Hats
- High Visibility Vest
- Insulated Clothing
- Medical Gloves
- Medical Gowns
- Rain Suits
- Safety Glasses
- Traffic Safety Batons
- Water Survival Safety
- Welding Jackets
- Work Gloves
Of course, these are simply a few of the most recognized types of safety equipment seen throughout our country. Unfortunately, even while wearing the proper safety equipment, workers may suffer from on the job injuries or illnesses.
Types of on the Job Injuries
No matter how cautious and attentive a worker may be while following the health and safety rules on the job, the risk for workplace injuries is always present. These injuries and illnesses do not put an employee at the risk to become hospitalized, or worse death, they can also affect insurance, productivity, company morale, and workers compensation claims.
Some common types on the job injuries include:
- Bodily Reaction
- Burn Injuries
- Caught In/Compressed
- Hazardous Materials
- Highway Incident
- Repetitive Motions
- Toppling Objects
- Workplace Violence
There are many other types of on the job injuries which can occur, however these are the most commonly seen throughout America. In fact, throughout 2011, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration recorded that 4,609 workers were killed on the job. This number equals nearly 90 deaths per week and 13 deaths each day.
Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standard Violations
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is part of the United States Department of Labor. It has around 2,200 inspectors across the nation which is responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers and over eight million worksites. This means that there is about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers. Of these workers, the OSHA cites certain violations more than others.
The most frequently cited OSHA standard violations include:
- Control of Hazardous Energy, General Industry
- Electrical Systems Design, General Requirements, General Industry
- Electrical, Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment, General Industry
- Fall Protection, Construction
- Hazard Communication Standard, General Industry
- Ladders, Construction
- Machines, General Requirements, General Industry
- Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry
- Respiratory Protection, General Industry
- Scaffolding, General Requirements, Construction
As responsible employers and employees, it is advised to abide by all OSHA standards to keep your place of employment safe and enjoyable. By following these standards, we can avoid workplace injuries, increase employee productivity, and decrease the amount of workers compensation claims.
Contact Our Phoenix Workers Compensation Attorneys Today
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have great sympathy of those injured on the job, and offer our assistance to those in pursuit of obtaining a workers compensation claim. Our attorneys have helped countless individuals obtain the compensation they deserve and will work tirelessly on your specific case.
With our primary location in Phoenix, Arizona, we are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some of the local Phoenix areas we serve include:
- Deer Valley Village
- North Gateway Village
- Pinnacle Peak
If you have been injured at your place of work and are in need of workers compensation, we welcome you to contact our law firm today by calling 1-800-706-3000. Our team is standing by to collect information about your injuries or illnesses, and will connect you with one of our experienced attorneys ready to handle your specific case.
Alternatively, complete our Free Case Review form at the top of this page.