The workplace is meant to be a place where persons can go to safely perform their job duties. Even though some works are inherently dangerous, firms are tasked with maintaining as safe of a workplace as is reasonably possible. This regularly means following standard safety guidelines and regulations.
Unfortunately, many employers fail to hold up their ends of the bargain, which means that employees may be placed in harm’s way, which may lead to their untimely death or heavy work accident injuries. Failing to provide a safe workplace is a form of employee carelessness, and it occurs when an employer:
• Hires unqualified workers
• Does not provide require safety equipment
• Fails to properly train individuals
• Fails to employ proper supervision or management
• Does not have equipment regularly maintained
There are also common workplace accidents through heavy lifting. Companies whose job descriptions include heavy lifting should run safety and training videos upon the employees’ induction and on a regular basis to refresh their memory.
The types of workplace accidents that cause an individual to die vary by profession. For example, a public transportation worker may die in an accident because the vehicle he or she drove was poorly maintained, or a construction worker may die from a high fall because of the faulty platform.