Workplace safety is of paramount importance. Employees who are injured in the workplace risk disabling injuries which could prevent them from earning a living in the future. Lawsuits arising from workplace injuries could devastate businesses. Today’s Long Island employment law blog discusses workplace safety laws.
OSHA and Federal Workplace Safety Agencies
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects workers and ensures they are working under safe working conditions. In response to workplace safety complaints, OSHA is tasked with inspecting work sites. Employers, contractors, or work site owners who fail to comply with OSHA’s safety regulations, may receive hefty fines, loss of licensing, and even a lawsuit.