How employers can mitigate workplace accidents

Employers are responsible for making sure that their workers are safe at all times while doing their jobs. One way for employers to promote workplace safety is by cooperating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Minnesota.

OSHA offers a free consultation service to employers to further improve the condition of their workplace. Aside from improving potential workplace dangers, employers are given a chance to apply for a $10,000 grant to help them eliminate dangers in their workplace. Employers who decide to pursue an OSHA consultation should know that the procedure is not a compliance inspection. That means they will not get a citation if OSHA finds potential problems in the workplace. After the consultation, employers are expected to improve their workplace based on the consultation’s findings.

Unfortunately, there are situations when employers become negligent in keeping their employees safe at work. If you are injured while doing your job in Minnesota, an attorney at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you obtain your workers’ compensation benefits. Call us today at (612) 334-3444 to find out how we may work on your behalf.



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.