It’s National Safety Month, a month dedicated to educating workers on workplace dangers. During National Safety Month, the National Safety Council supplies employers with resources, educational materials, and other types of support to encourage more conversations around workplace safety and to help ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
This month, take time to brush up on your workplace safety protocols and take steps to ensure you and everyone you work with is safe from harm.
The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the workers at highest risk for serious or fatal injury are:
- Aircraft Piolets/Flight Engineers
- Derrick Operators (oil, gas, and mining)
- Garbage Collectors
- Iron Workers
- Delivery Drivers
- Farmers and Agricultural Workers
- Firefighting Supervisors
- Power Linemen
Some of these industries see the most significant number of OSHA violations yearly. Many hire “contract workers” or find other creative ways to bypass workers’ compensation. Many put profit over the safety and wellbeing of their employees, cynically hoping injuries go unreported. None of this is fair.
If you have been injured on the job, you have options. Keller Law focuses on both workers’ comp claims and personal injury law, allowing us to help injured workers choose the best path forward and seek the full compensation they are due.
Top 10 Workplace Violations
According to the OSHA, the most common citations for workplace safety violations in 2020 involved:
- Fall Protection – General Requirements
- Hazard Communication
- Respiratory Protection
- Control of Hazardous Energy
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements
- Eye and Face Protection
- Machine Guarding
While these are the most common violations, they are far from the only ones. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed, Kelleher Law is here to help. Call us today at 833-546-3675 to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Ft. Myers or Naples office to learn more. Nosotros hablamos español.