When negligent training or supervision of construction workers exists, the chances of onsite accidents increases dramatically. Construction companies are legally responsible for training and supervising workers, and failure to do so can result in OSHA fines and lawsuits that seek damages for workers with severe injuries or for families who lost loved ones in fatal construction site accidents.
The most fundamental of regulations are training programs to recognize fall hazards. The purpose of the training program is not simply to help workers to recognize fall hazards but also to train them in the procedures they should take to minimize such hazards.
When employers believe that a trained employee still does not understand or have adequate skills in fall protection, they are responsible for retraining them.
Employers are responsible for training workers when fall protection systems change or when new equipment makes previous training obsolete.
OSHA violations that occur at construction sites point to negligence and can provide evidence of neglect in a lawsuit. Seek legal help if you’ve suffered a serious injury at a construction site.
At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP , we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries and evaluate your potential case.