OSHA Identification of Common Occupational Violations May Help Construction Workers in New York and Nationwide

It is through knowledge of a problem that the problem may be fixed. For this reason, workplace accidents should be reported to both OSHA and a New York accident attorney if you have been injured at work. OSHA can use the information to help prevent future accidents, while your New York construction injury lawyer may be able to help you recover the damages that you deserve for your accident injuries.

What OSHA Learned About Occupational Violations in 2010


For Fiscal Year 2010, the following were the ten most common types of workplace violations reported to OSHA*:
  • Scaffolding - construction industry
  • Fall protection - construction industry
  • Hazard communication standard - general industry
  • Ladders - construction industry
  • Respiratory Protection - general industry
  • Control of hazardous energy - general industry
  • Electrical and wiring components - general industry
  • Powered industry trucks - general industry
  • Electrical systems design - general industry
  • Machines - general industry

Two things are striking from this list of 10 most common OSHA violations. First, the only industry specifically identified is the construction industry. Second, all of the violations described for general industry could apply to construction workers.

What to Do After a New York Construction Accident

If you have been hurt in a scaffolding, fall, ladder, electrical, motor vehicle or other type of New York construction accident, then it is important to get prompt medical and legal help. Your doctor will advise you about the steps that you need to take to recover physically, and your lawyer will advise you of any possible steps that you can take to protect your legal and financial recovery.

For more information about how a New York accident lawyer might be able to help you after a construction injury, please contact an experienced construction injury attorney at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for a free and confidential consultation.

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Most Frequently Cited Standards

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