The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new initiative to help Pennsylvania workers. The OSHA Alliance Program is a two-year collaborative effort between the agency’s Pennsylvania offices and Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Together, they will help Pennsylvania employers improve workplace health and safety with access to information and resources.
The U.S. Department of Labor oversees all issues relating to employee welfare, ensuring that workers’ rights are protected and wages and working conditions are fair. OSHA is the division of the Labor Department focused on issues related to worker safety. The agency sets and enforces workplace safety standards, educating employers and providing safety training to employees. All employers in the U.S. are overseen by OSHA, but some may struggle with understanding their obligations for executing safety solutions specific to their region.
Alliance Helps Protect Pennsylvania Workers
By partnering with Pennsylvania institutions, the OSHA offices in Allentown, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia will help deliver workplace safety information to Pennsylvania employers, as well as help them gain access to available resources, such as training tools. OSHA and its partners will work with local stakeholders, including unions, trade organizations, educational institutions, and faith and community-based organizations, to help employers understand and fulfill their obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Act requires employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Businesses who work with the Alliance will not be exempt from OSHA safety standards and inspections, but they will gain valuable help in fulfilling their responsibilities to employees.
A workplace accident can occur in any environment, but some industries, such as construction, have more inherent risks than others. The OSHA Alliance will help employers and employees in high-risk industries gain access to health and safety resources specific to their industry so that they can help to mitigate these risks and avoid workplace injuries or illnesses. While not all risks can be avoided, providing workers with the right tools and training to minimize them can help save lives.
Workplace accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor strains and sprains to severe trauma; some injuries can cause permanent disability or death. When an employee suffers from a work-related injury or illness, they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Submitting a Workers’ Compensation claim should be a straightforward process, but there are often obstacles to receive their benefits. In some cases, insurance companies will try to deny claims. Having an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer by your side can help ensure that you receive the full benefits for which you are eligible.
Bucks County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Help Injured Workers Receive the Compensation They Deserve
If you were injured at work, the Bucks County Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to handle all types of workplace injury cases. We will thoroughly review the facts of your case to ensure you have the correct documentation and work with employers and insurers to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Conveniently located in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Pinehurst, North Carolina, we represent injured workers and their families throughout Pennsylvania. Call us today at 888-999-1962 or contact us online for a free consultation.