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    How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions?

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on October 4, 2022 | In Blogs

    How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions?

    Hazardous work conditions are ones that pose a risk to anyone who is supposed to be at the workplace. These circumstances could make it difficult for employees to accomplish their jobs and endanger their safety and well-being. Employers are responsible for ensuring that there are no known hazards in the workplace.

    What Does OSHA Do?

    To make sure companies achieve this objective, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, abbreviated as OSHA, offers workplace safety guidelines and training. It is widely understood that when an employer violates these regulations, they are not creating a secure workplace for their resources, putting them at risk of injuries, health issues and even fatalities.

    Workplace Hazards

    Some common workplace hazards encompass the following:

    • Safety Hazards: These risks result in hazardous working circumstances. For instance, a fire hazard could be caused by faulty electrical equipment.
    • Biological Hazards: Danger to human health posed by biological agents includes exposure to viral infections and other forms of bacteria. This can be caused due to variety of reasons, for instance, improper sewage, inadequate waste disposal mechanisms, failure to rectify and control spills, etc.
    • Chemical Hazards: Chemical risks are potentially harmful compounds usually present in research laboratories, chemical labs and the like. These risks can adversely affect one’s body and mental well-being, causing severe health-related problems eventually.
    • Physical Hazards: Physical hazards can occur due to continuous loud noise, radiation, pollution, and unusually high or low pressure that can hurt an employee without coming into direct contact with them.

    How to Report a Dangerous Work Environment

    Think about the following before reporting an unsafe workplace:

    • Letting your employer know about the risk
    • Submitting a formal grievance to OSHA with details

    There are several procedures that can be used to report a dangerous working environment complaint to OSHA. Although the OSHA forms specify the necessary data, there are other ways to bring forth your claim. Your local OSHA office will accept physical copies sent by mail or email in addition to online complaint forms.

    If your case requires immediate attention, call, or speak with a representative in person about the matter further. You can also go to your neighborhood OSHA office. An OSHA official will most likely inspect your workplace in response to your complaint and ensure that all violations to OSHA regulations are addressed as soon as possible.

    At Kenton Koszdin Law Office, workers’ compensation attorneys are committed to helping injured workers and providing workers’ compensation assistance. If you’ve been injured or fallen ill in poor working conditions, we can help you navigate the often-complicated claim process with ease and the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call 800-438-7734 for your initial free consultation held in our office or from the comfort of your own home.

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