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Improving safety in the workplace

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Unfortunately, worksite injuries continue to plague America’s workplaces, even with the improvements that have been made. An interesting article in Looking Fit Magazine offers some helpful advice to both employers and employees in all types of workplaces looking to become safer.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reported that more than 5,700 workers died from workplace injury and illness in 2004 alone. Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2003 more than 4.4 million workers were injured or fell ill due to workplace accidents.

The Looking Fit Magazine article highlights five areas that all companies should stress in making safer workplaces for everyone:

Management Commitment. Provision of outstanding protection to employees through effective systems and personal actions by owners and managers.
Employee Involvement. Employee interest and involvement in the safety and health processes at work including participation in audits, accident and incident investigations, suggestion programs and safety committees.
Worksite Analysis. A systematic approach to assessing and managing worksite hazards.
Hazard Prevention And Control. A commitment to workplace health and safety through preventative equipment maintenance, workplace health processes, hazard tracking methods and emergency preparation.
Safety And Health Training. Ensures workers know how to perform all aspects of their job to prevent work-related injury or illness.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a worksite accident, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney. By completing the form to the right, you can receive a free case evaluation from one of our attorneys.