Construction company owners may be able to prevent many workplace accidents by carrying out proper site assessments and addressing identified hazards before allowing workers on site. During evaluation of a worksite, it is important to consider the types of equipment that will be used. Sloping surfaces or overhead power cables can pose severe workplace injury or even life-threatening hazards.
In addition to providing workers with safe workplace environments, employers in Oklahoma and nationwide are required to report workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration within a specified period. After receiving information of an unreported workplace injury at a business in another state, OSHA launched an investigation. This was to determine the circumstances of the incident and to check the company's compliance with safety regulations.