Injuries Due to Lack of Fall Restraints or Safety Equipment
Strict deadlines, financial concerns and other pressures can result in construction site supervisors, construction company owners and other responsible parties taking dangerous shortcuts, such as failing to provide workers with fall restraints and other vital safety equipment. At other times, the safety gear itself may contain dangerous manufacturing flaws.
If you were injured or someone you love was killed due to missing or defective construction site safety gear, you have legal rights and options. At the premier New York law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, our NYC personal injury attorneys are here to advocate for you and help you pursue the money you need and deserve. In total, we have obtained more than $1 billion* on behalf of past clients.
Personal Protective Equipment
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for personal protective equipment for construction workers include:
- Head protection: Wear a hard hat when there is any chance of falling objects, bumps to the head from fixed objects or head contact with an electrical hazard. Inspect hard hats regularly for any dents, cracks or deterioration and replace after a heavy blow or electrical shock.
- Eye and face protection: Wear safety glasses or a face shield during welding, cutting, grinding, nailing, working with concrete, working with harmful chemicals or when in danger of flying particles or exposure to electrical hazards.
- Foot protection: Wear work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles. When working near heavy equipment or falling objects, wear safety-toed footwear to prevent crushed toes.
- Hand protection: Wear appropriate, snugly fitting gloves. For welding, wear specifically designed welding gloves, for concrete work, choose heavy-duty rubber gloves, etc.
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