Any environment can easily turn into a dangerous one if not properly maintained. These are some of most common work hazards we see complaints from:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls The most common cause of injury at work is inarguably this one. If there’s a spill that is not cleaned up, cables left lying on the floor, or even uneven floor surfaces, a hazardous environment is created.
- Fire Although less common, fires can present another workplace hazard at any type of facility. Poorly maintained equipment can easily lead to a fire, as can poor cleaning standards or inefficient watch over candles and smoking near flammables.
- Electrical Live wires can present a work hazard if equipment is not checked often, especially if faulty appliances are left in use. A person does not even have to touch a wire directly – conducting materials and objects can also provide a dangerous shock that can be quite damaging.
Have you been injured due to a hazard in your workplace? Contact the attorneys at Erwin, McCane & Daly for your free consultation .