Every year, thousands of young workers start employment in industries in which a multitude of safety hazards exist. Too many young workers nationwide, including in Oklahoma, suffer workplace injuries because they are not made aware of the potential dangers, and in many cases, proper training is not provided. Employers must keep in mind that these youngsters have not developed the safety awareness that may be present in more experienced workers.
Workers across the country, including in Oklahoma, are exposed to numerous safety hazards, some of them potentially life-threatening. Fall accidents make up a significant part of workplace injury statistics. Whenever a project involves scaffolding, specific safety regulations must be followed. Workers must have clear guidelines related to the erection and dismantling of scaffolds to avoid workplace accidents that may have catastrophic consequences.