Attorney Esequiel Solorio is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Issues that can cause workplace accidents in California

On Behalf of | May 11, 2018 | Workplace Injuries

Safety on the job should be the main goal of every employer. Employees need to be properly trained in all aspects of their job, especially if the jobs are inherently dangerous. There are quite a few issues that could be problematic if not properly handled on the job in California. Those issues could lead to employee injuries and even death.

When employees are not properly equipped for their job they could wind up suffering an injury. Employees should not only be told what safety gear they need but it should also be provided by their employer. This includes helmets, goggles, earplugs, complete bodysuits, gloves, masks and other apparel or equipment.

Employers should also keep detailed records for every employee in the history of their company. These records need to have documentation and certifications of the employees. This helps determine which employee is trained properly on the various safety issues present in the company.

If there are no safety policies in place at your company, or inadequate ones, employees could be at risk of injury. If there are detailed policies in place, make sure that every single employee reads them, signs them and understands their importance.

Another issue that could lead to employees getting injured on the job is failing to explain to them the hazards associated with their duties. All employees should be brought up to speed about the risks of the job they have been hired to perform.

Workers’ compensation benefits are an important part of the workplace. They protect employees who are injured on the job so they can still pay the bills if they miss time at work. Know your rights if injured on the job in Modesto, California.