What New York Construction Workers Should Know About Osha Part 1

OSHA’s Role in Preventing Injuries for New York Construction Workers

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 with the purpose of protecting U.S. workers from accidents and resulting injuries. Since then the agency has worked to protect workers in all industries, including the construction industry, from serious illnesses, injuries and death. A large part of that work comes before a worker is injured, since the best way to protect a worker from injury or death is to prevent an accident from occurring.

How OSHA Helps Prevents Accidents and Injuries for New York Construction Workers

Some of the ways OSHA helps protect construction workers in New York and around the nation include:

  • Developing safety regulations. OSHA has the authority to establish workplace health and safety regulations.
  • Enforcing safety regulations. Employers who do not comply with OSHA regulations may face penalties.
  • Providing safety training for employers, workers and others. This happens in many different ways including (but not limited to) online resources, brochures, and training seminars.
  • Giving workers a voice. OSHA allows workers to file confidential complaints with the agency and protects them against employer retaliation.

While work-related illnesses, injuries and fatalities have fallen dramatically in the 43 years since OSHA was established, the agency cannot prevent all construction-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. If you’ve been hurt, it is important to know what to do.

Call a New York Construction Accident Attorney If You’re Hurt

If you have been injured in a New York construction accident then it is important to start protecting your rights to a fair recovery right now. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer can help you protect your legal rights and get the recovery that you deserve. For more information, we encourage you to contact us today at 800-362-9329 to schedule an initial consultation. We also invite you to read a FREE copy of our informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone , to learn more.