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Working Safely in High Risk Environments

From welding to construction, mining and more, there are a lot of tough, risky jobs in Salt Lake City. In order to keep you or your family members safe and avoid the need for a wrongful death lawyer, let’s take a look at tips for staying safe at work in high-risk positions.

Stay Aware

The best thing you can do is to be aware of your surroundings and what your risks are. What things around you might cause injury? Are there any functions being performed unsafely that you can see? Can you make certain areas of your workplace safer by keeping things more orderly?

Use Proper Safety Equipment

While most companies are required to provide safety gear to their employees, it’s still up to you to make sure you’re wearing it. The last thing you want is to have your family tied up in a wrongful death case because you didn’t wear your gear. Be sure to check with your employer or with the Salt Lake City Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office to see what kind of safety equipment you need in your industry. A lawyer might also tell you there can be fines associated with not complying with OSHA regulations.

Follow Protocol and Use Common Sense

Most companies have a prescribed way of completing certain tasks that ensure they’re done safely. Be sure to follow all safety measures for any activity, and use common sense for any new ones. If it seems like completing a task a certain way might be dangerous, find another way.

If You See Something, Say Something

All too often, injuries occur because an employee didn’t say something to a fellow employee about safe practices. If you see someone not following safety protocol or not wearing proper equipment, voice your concerns to him.

Conclusion

Wrongful death happens everywhere from Dubai to Salt Lake City, and lawyers such as those at Robert J. DeBry & Associates can certainly help when they’re needed, but the best option for you and your family is to stay alert and wear the equipment that keeps you that way.

By |2016-05-03T10:42:38-06:00May 3rd, 2016|workers' compensation, wrongful death|Comments Off on Working Safely in High Risk Environments

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