The U.S. Department of Labor has several organizations including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) that are charged with setting and enforcing safety standards in various occupations. Construction sites are one of the most common areas that OSHA monitors.OSHA standards require that contractors not allow their workers to work in surroundings or under working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to their health or safety. OSHA requirements include:
- posting proper notice of hazardous areas/materials;
- providing adequate safety equipment;
- disclosing notice of any hazardous substances that may be present on the construction site;
- identifying environmental hazards such as bad weather, poor terrain, or other natural occurrences;
- locating and marking utility lines and pipes;
- maintaining or servicing equipment; and
- providing adequate training for site operation.
Construction site accidents that are found to have been caused by OSHA violations will typically be stronger claims to settle. If you have difficulty proving your injury claim, you may need to hire a Chicago construction site accident attorney.There are many factors that go into filing a claim for a construction site accident. Our article gives a basic overview of construction accidents and how liability will affect your claim. An experienced Chicago at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you investigate your construction site accident and determine if any OSHA safety standards were violated. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.