Discussion Will Discuss Workplace Accident Risks and Prevention

by Staff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 79 workers died as the result of vehicles backing up on job sites last year. This statistic has prompted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to hold a round table discussion on ways to prevent such serious accidents.

The meetings will be held on Jan. 8th and 9th at 9 a.m. at the US Department of Labor headquarters on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. and on Feb. 5th at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. at The University of Texas-Arlington. Topics of discussion will include risks of backover accidents in certain industries, technology that may prevent backover accidents, and the effectiveness of certain prevention strategies. Anyone interested in attending the event must register beforehand.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe work environment and failure to do so may be considered negligence. In certain cases, an injured worker may have legal rights to receive Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation benefits.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers say the workers’ compensation claims process can be complicated. That is why it’s important to discuss your case with a qualified attorney if you are preparing to file a claim or have recently had a claim denied.