The fast pace of progress and development in the industrial sector of California and other states brings about additional hazards that must be contemplated and included in the safety training of employees. When a company installs robotic equipment, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure workers are aware of the potential hazards and how to avoid industrial accidents. A woman in another state recently lost her life in a work accident that involved a piece of robotic equipment.
Industrial machine shops nationwide pose an endless number of safety hazards to workers. California is no exception, and employers have to comply with multiple safety regulations to protect workers from the dangers they face when operating equipment in such environments. Industrial accidents can cause catastrophic injuries.
When a work crew has to work on a site where high-voltage overhead cables are present in the vicinity, the danger should be evident. The company owner will be expected to do a thorough evaluation of the potential hazards and strategize on how to go about preventing workplace accidents. All workers should receive regular safety training, but the unique dangers of each site should be addressed. One way for California company owners to avoid a work accident or injury is to comply with all safety regulations as prescribed by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
California employers and company owners are responsible for the safety of all their employees. The California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) prescribe strict safety regulations in an effort to avoid the occurrence of a workplace accident. Unfortunately, the tendency of some company owners to ignore these regulations could result in an unnecessary work accident with severe injuries and even death.
Working in areas where high levels of gas are present could be fatal. Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their workers, and this includes monitoring the levels of poisonous gasses. Workers who are expected to work in areas where such gases could pose a threat should be supplied with protective gas masks to avoid industrial accidents.
Before employers of California workers instruct employees to work in confined spaces, they have to abide by strict regulations as prescribed by OSHA. These regulations are in place to avoid a work accident that could result in severe injuries or even death. The company must apply for a special permit to allow work in confined areas.
After an employee died at his place of employment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stepped in. Five companies in California and other areas were issued citations for serious safety violations. The employee reportedly died in a work accident on a conveyor belt.
Construction workers are predisposed to dangers by simply showing up for work. Several construction sites were the subject of investigation by Cal/OSHA in the recent weeks. The inspections started after multiple industrial accidents occurred over a period of just four days. One of the main goals for the inspections were to make sure the employers had thorough safety programs in place.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued a series of violations to a well-known company, Tesla Motors. The violations have been considered serious and the company's fines amount to $89,000. An investigation was launched after three California employees were involved in a work accident which resulted in serious injuries and hospitalization.
Cal/OSHA recently launched an investigation into Butler Amusements, regarding its operations in California. The company has been fined over $100,000 by Cal/OSHA. Reports suggest that the company was fully aware that cross bracing and key bolts were removed and still facilitated rides anyway, which possibly put employees at risk for a work accident and patrons at risk for injuries.