Construction company owners in Oklahoma are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. This is no easy task, considering the many safety hazards with which construction workers have to deal. If employers fail to provide comprehensive safety training to ensure workers are aware of the dangers, workplace injuries will occur.
Farms and ranches are great places to live or work, but the risks farmworkers face must not be ignored. Some of the safety hazards they encounter are not present in any other workplace. Authorities say farm-related workplace injuries caused the deaths of more than 400 people in 2015 nationwide, including in Oklahoma.
Working in confined spaces can produce some of the most hazardous circumstances on Oklahoma jobsites. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes specific safety regulations to protect against workplace injury in such conditions, not all employers make comply. A construction worker in another state recently died within the confines of a 24-inch diameter pipe.