How Is Safety Regulated on a Construction Site?

How Is Safety Regulated on a Construction Site?

Across the country, one of the most dangerous fields of work is the construction industry. These workers face a variety of hazards on the job every day, including:

  • Falls
  • Slip and trips
  • Trench collapses
  • Scaffold collapses
  • Electrical shock
  • Being struck by heavy machinery
  • Malfunctioning equipment

While many of these dangers are inherent to the actual work that construction workers perform, employers and company owners are legally required to take steps to keep workers safe by adhering to safety regulations set forth by the state and federal agencies.

OSHA Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a branch of the Department of Labor that is responsible for ensuring that workers across the nation are provided with safe and healthy working conditions that are up to certain standards. The agency does this by implementing safety regulations, performing safety inspections, and conducting/posting research on workplace safety.

The regulations that construction companies must adhere to range from very general (i.e., establishing fire prevention) to highly specific (i.e., wiring methods for certain electrical installations and personal injury protection gear for certain jobs).

Injured in a Washington Construction Accident?

Oftentimes, construction accident cases are much more complex than normal personal injury or workers’ compensation claims. If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury while working as a construction worker, the injury attorneys at Kornfeld Law are here to stand in your corner. If any OSHA regulations were violated, this may be used as evidence to show that a certain party failed to maintain the workplace and violated their duty of care.

With nearly four decades of legal experience, our firm has the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you move forward with your life and obtain a full financial recovery.

Contact our Seattle construction accident attorneys at (425) 657-5255 to get started on your case today.


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