The Occupational Safety & Health Administration will hold hearings in January on ways to reduce work accidents caused by slip, trip and fall hazards.
Our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys know that fall accidents are among the leading causes of serious Massachusetts work injuries. Nationwide, 617 workers died in fall injuries last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eleven peopled died from falls on the job in Massachusetts.
“These public hearings will provide an important opportunity for stakeholders who will be impacted by the rule to share their concerns and provide input on the proposal,” said OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels. “Injuries and fatalities from fall hazards are a leading cause of work-related injuries and we need to have the best rule possible to ensure that we effectively address this serious hazard.”
The new rules aim to reduce the more than 3,700 cases of lost-time accidents resulting from work-surface fall accidents.
If you have been injured in a Boston work accident, contact the Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.