The Need for Safety on Construction Sites
On a construction site, there are significant problems that can arise. Unfortunately, there are far too many situations in which construction workers suffer injuries. Some of these are complete accidents, but others may be the result of lack of safety.
It’s important for construction workers to have adequate safety protocols and equipment that allow them to work without harm. In some situations, workers provide their own equipment, but there are also other situations where things must be provided by the company. Similarly, property owners must ensure the premises on which the individuals are working is safe as well.
What is Common Safety Equipment on Construction Sites?
It’s important for workers to have all equipment necessary to stay safe on a construction site. This includes all of the following items:
- Protective gloves, especially when dealing with harsh chemicals
- Hearing protection to protect from the loud noises of heavy machinery
- Face shields when working with any machinery that creates sparks
- Goggles to protect your eyes when working with chemicals
- Respiratory protection when inhaling chemicals
- Harnesses to prevent potential falls
Without this specific safety equipment, workers are at significant risk of harm. The injuries that can be sustained include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, burn injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones, and more.
Whether the injuries are the result of inadequate training, improper maintenance, safety code violations, or even electrical shocks, it’s important to recognize who is responsible. Many cases can go against contractors who hire you or the owner of the construction site, depending on the situation.
At Fieger Law, we commit ourselves to providing the highest level of care and representation whenever you need it most. Our Michigan construction accident lawyers are here for your rights, working to protect you through the entire process and safeguard your best interests. We’ll work hard to help you hold employers or site owners accountable when they cause you harm, and we’re here to do the same for you.
Call us at (800) 294-6637 today to understand your options.