Many Oklahoma workers rely on their employers to provide safe work environments that will allow them to return home safely after every shift. However, not all company owners comply with the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is not uncommon for investigators to find that a workplace injury could have been avoided had safety protocols been in place.
Oklahoma workers in various industries are exposed to the dangers of electricity. In order to protect their workers from suffering on-the-job injuries, employers must do a hazard assessment on every worksite. Once safety hazards have been identified and addressed workers may be allowed to commence activities. While this forms part of the safety protocol of most companies, overhead power cables are often overlooked as a potentially deadly hazard. In some cases, such an oversight may lead to a fatal workplace injury.