Navigation Links
Construction Accident Lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Comment on OSHA's New Plan to Require Large Companies to Publicly File Their Workplace Accident Reports
Date:11/7/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2013

According to this November 7, 2013 ABC News report, titled "AP Source: OSHA Plan to Make Safety Reports Public", the U.S. Labor Department is set to make an announcement today about a new requirement for companies to report their workplace injuries. The rule would reportedly apply only to companies with over 250 employees, and would require them to publicly and electronically file their "workplace injury and illness reports". The current rules require employers to post summaries of injury and illness reports in a common area where they can be seen by employees. The Labor Department's OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) division will announce the plan, which OSHA maintains will, "...help the government, workers, researchers and the public more effectively prevent workplace accidents and illnesses."

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is a New York personal injury law firm that specializes in representing those seriously injured in construction and other workplace accidents. Firm Partner David L. Scher believes this proposal is a positive one for worker safety. Said Mr. Scher, "Shining a light on employers who repeatedly fail to protect their workers is a good thing. It will tend to deter such unsafe practices, and allow the public to gain a better understanding of how and why workplace injuries occur."

According to the same AP report, some private pro-business interests, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have already voiced objections to the new proposed rule, declaring that companies could be targeted by outside groups who want to characterize them as having bad safety records. To Mr. Scher, that is precisely the point: "If contractors want to avoid public scorn for having a bad safety record, the solution is obvious: clean up your act, provide better workplace safety and earn a reputation as a safe employer."

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP understands how employers, especially of construction workers, need to remain constantly vigilant about protecting their workers. Said firm Partner Stephen J. Murphy, "We have represented injured workers for decades, and we tend to see the same types of accidents occur again and again. Ladder and scaffold falls, lack of proper fall protection, use of inadequate or inappropriate equipment and failure to follow through on correcting known safety concerns on the work site. Making workplace injury reports public will allow everyone to study why common workplace injuries occur and will hopefully lead to solutions to make them less frequent."

Block O'Toole & Murphy has recovered over $700 Million for its injured clients through top personal injury verdicts and settlements. The firm represents those who have suffered New York construction and workplace injuries, as well as those who are hurt in motor vehicle accidents, by acts of medical malpractice and other negligence.

The experienced accident trial lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy can be reached anytime for a free consultation by calling (212) 736-5300.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11312497.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NY Jeep Dealer Announces Construction Sale Going On Through November
2. OxBlue Construction Cameras Help Give New Life to One of the Country’s Most Beloved College Football Stadiums
3. One Year After Sandy: Affordable Hurricane-Resistant Construction Technology Now Available with Insurance Discounts for Resilient Construction
4. The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute to Address "The Benefits of Auditing Construction Contracts and Contractors"
5. The Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute Presents Seven Questions CEOs Can Use to Gain Insight into Construction Fraud
6. PRMA Expands its Breast Reconstruction Team, Welcomes 7th Surgeon
7. OxBlue Construction Camera Used to Help Build the World’s Greenest College Residence Hall
8. Second ACL injuries 6 times more likely after reconstruction
9. Hearst Tower Window Washers Pulled To Safety After Scaffold Buckles; Construction Injury Lawyers Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Call For Maintaining Worker Safety Laws
10. Increasing construction in APAC and EMEA regions are the main drivers for its increasing consumption globally for Concrete Admixtures - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
11. Dr. Andrew Kornstein’s Aesthetic Surgery Practice Sees an Increase in Consultations for Elective Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction Surgeries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of ... recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work ... Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. ... 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin - ... " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" report ... This report focuses on the global market of ... applications in various applications. The report deals with spectroscopy ... industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and environmental ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed Care ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily ... make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses ... medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in the ... the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung ... ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are ... labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like ... any needed testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: