OSHA to hold meeting to discuss whistleblower rights

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to hold a meeting in Washington tomorrow, Tuesday, November, 10, to further enforce employees to report any employers who are negligent in providing work-conducive environment, OSHA reported on October 26.

Reports said the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) will also attend the meeting to discuss possible measures for protecting whistleblowing employees who step forward to report negative practices of their employing companies.

Public comments, presentation of state plans, and work group discussions are also expected to take place in the meeting. The meeting falls under OSHA’s provision to protect employees in various industries who are vigilant in maintaining healthy, safe, and accountable workplaces, and for ensuring that employers are abiding by OSHA regulations.

There have been notable examples of brave whistleblowers stepping forward to do what they believe is right in holding their company to a high standard of behaviors and practices. When companies fail to provide for the safety and well-being of their employees, the attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates in Minnesota want to make sure justice is served. If you have been mistreated by your employer after sustaining an injury on the job, call our office at (612) 334-3444 today to learn about your legal options.



Ways to file a complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) and resulting organization has provided three anonymous options for workers who would like to file a complaint if they believe that their OSHA rights has been violated:

1. Workers may submit their written complaints online by visiting the agency’s website under “complaint form.”
2. Workers may file a complaint by calling their regional or area OSHA office. Contacting OSHA through telephone is advised if there is a danger or an emergency situation that needs to be addressed immediately.
3. Workers with an OSHA complaint may download and print a complaint form from a link provided online. Upon completing the complaint form, workers may mail or fax the form to their regional office.

The lawyers at the Robert Wilson & Associates understand that in Minnesota alone many workers’ rights are being violated and their safety compromised. If you think you have an OSHA complaint, we may be able to provide you legal assistance to support your claim. Find out how we may advocate for you today by calling (612) 334-3444.



Turkey plant inspected after workers fell ill

An inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is underway at a Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar City after two dozen workers suddenly became ill, KSTP reported on October 21.

OSHA spokesperson James Honerman stated that the Jennie-O turkey processing factory is being inspected for possible safety violations in the workplace, beginning October 20. Three days earlier, plant workers were evacuated. City Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson reported that there were no harmful fumes or gas present in the facility. The Jennie-O plant, according to Honerman, was last inspected in February with no reported violations.

The lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates know that people who are injured or become ill due to workplace conditions likely need workers’ compensation benefits as they recover. If you are in this situation or have applied for benefits and been denied, our lawyers may work on your behalf to file or appeal for the benefits you need. Consult our Minnesota legal team by calling (612) 334-3444 today.



Turkey plant inspected after workers fell ill

An inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is underway at a Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar City after two dozen workers suddenly became ill, KSTP reported on October 21.

OSHA spokesperson James Honerman stated that the Jennie-O turkey processing factory is being inspected for possible safety violations in the workplace, beginning October 20. Three days earlier, plant workers were evacuated. City Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson reported that there were no harmful fumes or gas present in the facility. The Jennie-O plant, according to Honerman, was last inspected in February with no reported violations.

The lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates know that people who are injured or become ill due to workplace conditions likely need workers’ compensation benefits as they recover. If you are in this situation or have applied for benefits and been denied, our lawyers may work on your behalf to file or appeal for the benefits you need. Consult our Minnesota legal team by calling (612) 334-3444 today.



Industrial worker killed in Hopkins

An industrial worker was killed in an accident inside a food distribution warehouse in Hopkins, Minnesota, an article on kare11.com reported September 22.

Hopkins Police stated that the fatal occurrence took place on September 21 at around 2:00 p.m. inside Supervalu Food Distribution Center. A 51-year-old worker, whose name was not revealed, got pinned in an accident. The worker succumbed to his injuries before responding crews could arrive. Further details were not released by the company, and operation was temporarily halted. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Hopkins Police are investigating the incident.

The Minnesota lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates send their deepest regards to the family and friends who are grieving the recent and unexpected loss of their loved one.



OSHA examining Kellogg factory accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agents in Nebraska are investigating an accident in a Kellogg’s factory that resulted in two workers injured, ketv.com reported on September 5.

According to reports, the accident happened on September 4 when the two outsourced contractors were repairing a waste bin on the property of the Kellogg’s plant in Omaha. Both contractors were believed to have sustained serious injuries from the accident. OSHA reportedly will need several months to fully conduct their investigation. This incident follows another OSHA citation only months ago involving unsafe belts on several machines in their factories.

Sadly many American workers have to suffer lost wages after being injured in the workplaces. The Minnesota lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates strongly believe that injured employees should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the best chance at a fast recovery. If you are having trouble reimbursing your benefits, call us today at 612-334-3444 to find out if we may help you.