Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
Call Today To Get A Free Initial Consultation
Local Number 800-707-8672

Posts tagged "OSHA"

The dangers of heat-related illness in the workplace

When temperatures soar and heat indices rise, Minnesota residents may be interested in knowing that they live in one of only three states in the nation that have heat-related illness prevention standards in place to protect workers. Under agreements with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Minnesota, California and Washington run their own safety programs. These programs require employers to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards, including excessive heat exposure, that could lead to the death or serious injury of their employees.

3 workers killed, 1 injured after construction scaffolding fall

Minnesota workers may be interested in the story of a fatal workplace accident that may have been caused by improper training or faulty equipment. Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are looking into the matter, but the results of their inquiry may not be ready for months.

Q: What are employers' responsibilities in the workplace?

A: Minnesota residents interested in workplace safety issues may wish to know what responsibilities an employer has under the law regarding safety. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities could lead the employer to fines and other penalties as well as an unsafe workplace.

McDonald's workers file complaints of unsafe working conditions

Minnesota residents may be aware that the labor practices of many fast food corporations have been under fire recently. The Service Employees International Union has been campaigning for workers' base pay to be increased to $15 per hour, and restaurant operators have also been accused of not doing enough to ensure that their employees have a safe working environment. The matter took another turn recently when 28 complaints were filed with OSHA against McDonald's locations in 19 cities over a two-week period.

Dangers of lasers for Minnesota workers

Many workers routinely use lasers as a part of their jobs. However, lasers can pose various dangers to workers who use them. According to a report issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the federal agency tasked with regulating safety in workplaces, those in the medical, industrial, construction and research occupations are especially at heightened risk.

Identifying the causes of workplace injuries

Minnesota employees may benefit from learning more about how to interpret data related to injured workers, as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, any organization that has at least 10 employees is required to report workplace injuries. OSHA also requires employers to collect data related to near-misses and near-accidents.

Ladder safety in the workplace

Prevention is an important component of safety in the workplace. Workers in Minnesota should observe safety precautions in the workplace to avoid falls. This includes being careful while using ladders. Only ladders in compliance with standards set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration should be used in the workplace. A fall from a ladder can result in more than just a minor injury; it could be fatal.

Accident at Minnesota Supervalu warehouse kills 1 worker

The Hopkins Police responded to a 911 call about an incident inside the Supervalu Food Distribution Center on Sept. 21 resulting in one death. The 51-year-old man suffered serious injuries at about 2:35 p.m. in the warehouse on the 300 block of 2nd Avenue South and died before emergency personnel could assist him.

OSHA cites Minnesota Security Hospital over safety issues

According to a recent report, the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a state-run hospital over poor safety-related working conditions following an Aug. 1 inspection of the facility by OSHA authorities. The citation reflects an ongoing problem the hospital has had in relation to patient and employee safety issues in the past several years.

OSHA investigates accidents rather than prevent them

Minnesota readers might be interested in a recent article that suggests that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may face a number of limitations when enforcing workplace-safety standards. Because of employee turnover, underfunding and government regulations, OSHA primarily concentrates on investigating accidents that injure or kill workers rather than working with businesses to prevent such accidents.

Email Us For A Response

Get A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.

Our Office Location
1277 Second Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Toll Free: 800-707-8672
Phone: 320-253-6386
Fax: 320-253-8828
Map & Directions

Additional Address
88 South Tenth St.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Map & Directions

map map