MIOSHA launches residential construction safety initiative on August 14, 2014.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that over 37% of construction fatalities in Michigan occurred in the residential setting. This is not surprising considering the dangers associated with residential construction.
MIOSHA has invited residential employers across Michigan to participate in “Building Up Residential Safety Day” on August 14, 2014. MIOSHA compliance and consultation staff will visit Michigan residential worksites and will focus on specific hazards/areas as requested by the employer. There will be no citations and no penalties. Participants must agree to correct all serious conditions.
Employees can also file a complaint with MIOSHA regarding workplace safety and health hazards. This process allows a person to request withholding of their name from the employer. Information about the MIOSHA complaint process can be found here.
We believe that safety should always come before company profits. Investments in training and equipment must be a priority. It can also save the employer money by reducing the number of workers compensation claims.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.
MIOSHA: Residential Construction Initiative
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