By Tim Mullahy
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Liberty Center One
Having a safe workplace is a fundamental right for all workers in the U.S. In order to provide a base of standards and regulations to protect employees, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Department of Labor.
Due to the high level of safety hazards in its normal course of work, the construction industry has its own Directorate of Construction and system of compliance within OSHA to address health and safety issues for workers.
Construction workers who are injured at work or that have concerns about the health and safety of their work environment have several rights under OSHA. Whether you are in the private or public construction sector, in most cases you are entitled to these benefits in every US jurisdiction regardless of who your employer is. [Read more…]