Chicago, IL – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has published a workplace safety infographic as part of its drive to reduce the incidence of accidents in the workplace. As Illinois work injury lawyers, the firm’s attorneys have represented many injured workers in all kinds of personal injury claims and wish to help workers and their employers reduce the incidence of safety hazards.
The infographic by Salvi Schostok & Pritchard reviews ten simple steps by which workplace safety can be improved to reduce the accident rate. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 5,333 workplace accident-related deaths occurred for the most recent year for which data is available. To reduce the estimated 2.4 million annual work-related injuries, the infographic suggests proper training as the first line of action. Workers who are properly trained on workplace safety, safety gear, handling of equipment, and safety processes will have a better chance of preventing accidents in the workplace.
Employers can also improve employee safety and reduce the legal issues they face by hiring the right people for the job. More effort in selecting trained and experienced staff can improve workplace safety statistics. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. also recommends implementing control measures that address safety hazards faced by workers on the job. Control measures can be achieved by identifying safety hazards, eliminating the cause of the hazards, or substituting them for safer alternatives to improve workplace safety. Other ways to implement control measures include the use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protection equipment.
Business owners can also demand a safe workplace environment by analyzing their entire business flow and understanding the factors that put employees at risk. Employee expertise can be leveraged when developing safety protocols. Experienced employees can be tasked with developing safety protocols since they have firsthand knowledge and interact with these potential hazards every day.
Employers and employees who wish to know more about workplace safety can visit the Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. website to read more. The work injury lawyers at the law firm represent workers who are injured in or by construction accidents, toxic chemical exposure, highway construction accidents, or crushing injuries. They work closely with clients to ensure that their cases are well-positioned for the compensation they demand.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. also represents clients in all kinds of personal injury cases like car accidents, slip and fall, motorcycle accidents, and others. Visit them at 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4700, Chicago, Illinois 60601, US, or call (312) 372-1227. For more information, visit their website.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4700
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