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Take construction site safety into your own hands

For construction workers, safety is a commodity. All too many construction jobs involve extremely dangerous circumstances, and sometimes even though workers try to be as safe as possible, it simply is not enough. One misstep or moment of distraction could send a construction worker plummeting multiple stories down an elevator shaft. It has happened before in New York City.

Safety should be everyone's responsibility, but what do you do when your employers or coworkers do not seem to take safety as seriously as you feel they should? One option is to make use of the many resources available to construction workers that aim to make workplaces safer and provide legal recourse for unsafe working conditions. You may wish to familiarize yourself with OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. It is the government agency that was designed to oversee the safety of workers.

OSHA has a great many resources devoted to increasing awareness and providing instruction on construction worker safety, including training programs and videos designed to help construction workers prepare themselves for whatever may arise. Additionally, if the training is simply not enough or your employer is ignoring safety practices, you can file a complaint and OSHA will investigate any allegations of unsafe working conditions.

OSHA is not the only entity that has your best interests at heart, though. There are many other organizations and websites that provide information or assistance to construction workers who have been injured on the job. And of course, if you do suffer an injury while doing construction work, you can always contact a workers' compensation attorney. The legal assistance will help you recover the compensation you deserve, and offer you guidance and information that you may not otherwise have on your own.

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