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The Severe Violator Enforcement Program

New York workplaces have a responsibility to keep workers safe. Employers must do everything they can to follow safety regulations and avoid workplace accidents. While most workplaces take pride in keeping their workers safe and following these safety rules, there are those that continually ignore safety regulations. These workplaces put workers at risk time and time again. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created a program for these types of workplaces called the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

Understand the right to medical treatment for a workplace injury

Workers in New York can suffer a variety of different injuries in the workplace. These injuries can range from minor to severe. When injuries are minor, workers may not even explore their compensation rights or need to see a doctor. However, when workers are more severely injured, it is very important for them to understand how workers' compensation laws work to protect their financial future.

OSHA fines New York company after employee injured

New York employees go to work and expect to be safe. However, many workplaces fail to adopt safety regulations that can help keep employees free of injuries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, can step in during these situations to enforce federal safety regulations that help to keep New York employees safe.

How common are injures to public employees?

Many people in New York work for government agencies. These governmental agencies can be at the local level, state-level or federal level. No matter where a person works, that person can be exposed to risks that can lead to a workplace injury. Governmental workers are not immune from workplace accidents and serious injuries.

Private sector workplace injuries in 2014

Most people know that they are at some risk when they enter their workplaces. In many cases, individuals understand that there is some risk in completing their jobs. However, people also expect that this risk will be mitigated by their employers. People want to believe that their employers are following safety regulations, providing proper training, supplying safety equipment and more to reduce the chance of serious workplace injuries.