The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to reduce the risks of work-related accidents in Charlotte and elsewhere. The Administration offers training and assistance to employers and employees nationwide to achieve these goals.
The standards that are pushed by OSHA are federal workplace standards and are key in reducing on-the-job dangers.
Recently, OSHA announced it reaccreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). This re-accreditation is to allow OSHA to continue on in its effort to provide Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for work-related illness and injury prevention training.
Our North Carolina workers compensation attorneys understand that workplace safety may not be some employers top concern. And that’s against OSHA’s standards. Employers have a federal responsibility to keep work sites safe for all employers. They also have an obligation under the state inspection program.
Dangers are required to be minimized and the proper protection, training and equipment provided to all workers. When these safety standards are not met, dangers arise and accidents are likely to occur.
Through the DTE program, there are a wide selection of courses and programs that are in place to help employees and employers to broaden their knowledge of ways to recognize, minimize, avoid and prevent on-the-job accidents and injuries. Safety and health hazards are a top target in this program. OSHA has also been offering educational and training materials to assist companies and employers to properly train their workers and to assist them in following with Occupational Safety and Health Act.
“OSHA education programs train over 850,000 federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, federal employees, employers and workers each year,” said David Michaels with the Occupational Safety and Health.
Michaels says that it’s the job of OSHA to provide on-the-job skills and training to help assist its compliance officers, employers and employees to stay up-to-date with the most recent info to help to prevent work-related injuries, fatalities and illnesses. Safety is a top priority of OSHA and would like it to be a top priority of employers nationwide.
The re-accreditation helps to exemplify the lifelong commitment that OSHA continues to follow to help keep workplaces nationwide safe.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 5,000 fatal work accidents in the United States in 2010. These fatalities were the result of fires, explosions, exposures to harmful substances, falls, assaults, violent acts, transportation accidents and more. With this recent re-accreditation, officials with OSHA are planning on working a whole lot longer to fight these work-related accidents, injuries and fatalities to keep U.S. workers safe.
If you, a coworker or a family member has been involved in a work-related accident in North Carolina, contact the Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Lee Law Offices, P.A. for legal advice regarding your case. We are a dedicated firm that’s here to help to protect the rights of injured employees and their families. Call today to set up a free and confidential appointment. Call 1-800-887-1965.
More Blog Entries:
Work Accidents in North Carolina and Elsewhere Results from Laxidasical Leadership, North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Blog, March 29, 2012
RFI to Reduce Help Risks of Work Accidents in Charlotte and Elsewhere, North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Blog, March 24, 2012