When you hear about fatalities on Minnesota job sites, you may not pay much attention to the ages of the people involved. You may be surprised, then, to learn that people over the age of 55 are increasingly involved in fatal work accidents.
There are several industries that carry a high level of risk for on-the-job injury, and food processing is one of them. If you work in this industry, in a job such as meat packing, you should be aware of the various hazards you face so that you can take active steps to avoid them and stay safe.
If you have ever been concerned about safety at your place of work in Minnesota, you might have wondered how safety hazards are monitored and how you can be protected. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration does actually conduct inspections of job locations but due to the sheet volume of businesses it could theoretically inspect. These inspections are carried out by compliance safety and health officers who are trained to identify hazards.