Safety and health are two extremely important components of every workplace.
The field that governs employee health and safety issues is called OSHA or Occupational Safety and Health.
Occupational health is crucial to the success and well functioning of every workplace, but this might differ depending on the work environment.
Though each workplace may have different safety and health standards, the basis behind OSHA is the same.
The main goals of Occupational Safety and Health are to ensure that all employees are free from social, physical, and emotional harm while working. All employees should be safe from harm while at their place of work, no matter what the job.
Since every job consists of different components, it is very important that employers ensure that workers are safe from harm that is caused specifically by work related causes. Since the harm that may affect employee is not only physical, but also psychological, it is also important that employers ensure that their workers are psychological and emotionally protected from harm while at work as well.
Many companies focus on creating material and literature that will help employees understand the safety precautions necessary to remain healthy and safe in their workplace. Also, courses may be offered as well as specific training.
Failure to offer these programs or failure to utilize the teaching methods may also contribute to an unsafe work place and these issues must be addressed.
If you believe that your job has placed you at unnecessary physical, emotional, or social harm, your employer might be guilty of breaking both civil and criminal law.
Schedule an appointment with an experienced employment and labor attorney who will assess your case and determine whether or not you have legal grounds for a case.