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Preventing workplace accidents: Good for employees and employers

On Behalf of | Dec 11, 2018 | Workplace Accidents |

California employers have the responsibility of making a workplace as safe as reasonably possible. Taking even the most basic of steps to implement safety measures and avoid incidents can keep workers safe and avoid the chance of preventable workplace accidents. It’s also good for the employer’s bottom line as well. Workplace safety is in the best physical, legal and financial interests of everyone.

Workplace injuries and accidents on job sites can be quite expensive for employers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration encourages employers to implement safety standards as a way to lower their spending and cut costs. Workplace safety challenges come in many forms, but one of the primary concerns is making sure electrical systems are up-to-date and having safety protocols in place. 

Another primary concern for employers is a regular assessment of potential hazards. Frequent checks and evaluations can prevent serious injuries caused by various types of incidents. Additionally, employers should implement strong safety standards for issues related to fixing problems in a timely manner and offering safety training for those working with any type of electrical system. Keeping a workplace safe is an ongoing and continual effort. 

Those who suffer harm because of unsafe work environments or workplace accidents of any kind have the right to seek financial support through a workers’ compensation claim. This state-regulated insurance exists for the protection and well-being of injured employees, and California workers would be wise to know how to pursue a claim if necessary. Through workers’ compensation, an injured worker may be able to recoup a portion of lost wages and get other types of needed support.