The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it has scheduled five informal stakeholder meetings to discuss vehicle backover accidents. A vehicle backover accident happens when a vehicle that is backing up crushes a person against an object or rolls over the person. Backover accidents can result in serious injuries and deaths. Seventy-nine workers were killed in backover accidents just in 2011 alone.
OSHA scheduled the stakeholder meetings as a way to solicit comments on preventing injuries and fatalities from vehicle backover accidents. Meeting attendees will help evaluate backover risks across various industries, determine how backover accidents may be prevented by new technology or other methods, and discuss the effectiveness of those measures.
OSHA is the federal agency charged with assuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers in the United States. OSHA sets and enforces safety standards and provides training and education on safety issues. Unfortunately, despite OSHA’s efforts, workers still get hurt on the job. Often injured workers are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits while they recover from their injuries.
If you were injured in an on-the-job accident, contact Boise, Idaho workers’ compensation lawyer Alan L. Morton of Morton Law Offices, Chartered. Mr. Morton will send you a complimentary copy of his handbook, Idaho’s Handbook on Workers’ Compensation, to help you learn more about Idaho’s workers’ compensation system. To request your FREE copy of the handbook, contact his firm by calling 888-716-8021 or by filling out an online contact form.
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