According to the strict safety regulations prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Oklahoma employers are responsible for the safety of their workers. They are expected to inform workers about the safety hazards of their jobs and provide protective equipment as a preventative measure to help avoid workplace injuries. When workers are expected to operate machines, safety guards should be in place to avoid workers being pulled into dangerous equipment.
Company owners in Oklahoma and other states are expected to protect their workers against on-the-job injuries. However, it is not uncommon for unanticipated accidents to occur, and there should be contingency plans in place. In a recent construction accident in another state, the importance of being prepared for unforeseen incidents causing workplace injuries was underscored.