There will soon be a three-day training event conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help keep workers safe on the job. It’s important that these companies are properly trained in best practices, after all the safety of their workers is their responsibility. OSHA’s Office of Federal Agency Programs is teaming up with the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) to create these seminars.
They will be used to discuss workplace violence, indoor air quality, global harmonizing systems, and a number of other safety topics. The aim is to reduce the risks of work accidents in Boston and elsewhere. Officials want to make sure that federal work areas have the proper safety programs in place, the ones just like the private sector are supposed to follow too. No one is exempt from safety on the job.
In 2010, there were nearly 100 federal employee fatalities reported by federal agencies. In addition to these fatalities, there were along 30,000 workers’ compensation claims filed by workers in the federal sector after employees lost time at work following an injury. The training events are being held to help federal managers to implement and manage their own programs that can be used to deal with illness and injury prevention. One of the keys to these kinds of programs is locating and fixing on-the-job hazards and dangers, before they can strike.
Our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys understand that supervisors are required to make sure that work areas are safe for employees. Under federal law, workers need to be provided with a safe work environment and the safety gear needed to complete the job. This even includes federal agencies. Whether you work at a desk or you work 100 feet in the air, you need to be protected from job-related hazards just the same. The OSHA event is to help to focus in on federal positions in an attempt to remind them that they’re not exempt from the requirements.
-When: July 31st through August 2nd.
-Where: OSHA Training Institute.
-Address: 2020 South Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL.
-When to register: Registration is open until the 24th of July.
Those who are a part of a government agency will not be required to pay any of the fees or the tuition of the training courses. On the other hand, those who are in the private sector as well as federal government contractors, will be required to pay, according to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations.
The Boston workers’ compensation attorneys here at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers are dedicated in fighting for those who have been injured or killed in an accident on the job in Boston, Quincy, Braintree, Dedham or elsewhere in the state of Massachusetts. Call us today to set up a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (617) 777-7777.
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