Workers in Oklahoma rely on safety measures on the job. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated and cited a food manufacturing company in another state for failing to provide safeguards on dangerous machines even after being warned to do so. The safeguards prevent workers' hands from contacting the blades inside the machines, preventing serious workplace injuries. Without the guards in place, workers risk losing fingers.
Workers who are involved in road construction are typically exposed to many safety hazards. This applies in particular to bridge construction projects in Oklahoma and across the country. Two workers in another state recently suffered workplace injuries in an incident that could have easily caused their deaths.