Everyone deserves to work in a safe environment. When you go to work in the morning you expect that you will be protected from harm and that you will not be injured. Some jobs are more dangerous than others. While you may not realize it, there are some common jobs that are known to result in a higher incidence of injuries than others. CareerCast, an online employment company, cross-referenced data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA to determine the most dangerous jobs in the country.
Dangerous Jobs in Atlanta
While there are many dangerous jobs in the country workers in these jobs may not be adequately compensated for their hazards. Some of the jobs on the list of dangerous occupations include roofers, aircraft pilots and engineers, refuse and recyclable materials collectors, construction workers, truck drivers, maintenance workers, landscapers, taxi drivers and police officers.
If you are working in one of these dangerous jobs, or any career, it is important that your employer take steps to keep employees safe while on the job. The employer needs to comply with local and federal safety laws to provide safe working conditions. It is more essential than ever that your company take steps to protect employees from conditions that could be harmful or potentially hazardous. The failure to do so could be considered negligent. If you are hurt while on the job the company could be responsible for your injuries. Report the accident immediately to your company.
Safe Working Conditions
It isn’t enough for companies to simply provide a safe work environment. They must also ensure that the conditions continue to remain safe. For example, stairs that get wet need to be examined on a regular basis to ensure that they are safe. In areas where there are dangerous conditions the company needs to provide the proper apparatus or devices to keep workers safe.
Companies need to provide proper supervision of employees to make sure that they are working according to safety rules. Enough employees must be on duty to handle jobs that require multiple people. Dangerous work should never be done alone.
In addition to supervision, companies also must provide employees with the training necessary to safely perform their job duties. Regular updated training should always be done and new employees should not be allowed to work until they have been fully trained. The company must always follow the rules of OSHA and if a problem exists it must be corrected immediately.
If you were hurt on the job it may be due to the negligence of your employer. If the employer didn’t meet the safety standards, failed to provide adequate supervision or training, utilized equipment that wasn’t maintained or allowed employees to work without training they might be considered negligent. Call the experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys at The Bader Law Firm to discuss the details of your on-the-job accident today.