How to Prevent Industrial Accidents

Industrial accidents make national headlines and can be devastating to communities.  They can be caused by negligence on the part of the company or incompetence by personnel, and for that, you would need a Baton Rouge industrial accident attorney. When industrial accidents occur, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration investigates whether or not workplace safety guidelines were followed. Industrial accidents can be avoided by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Employee training. Employee incompetence is one of the biggest causes of industrial accidents. If employees work in dangerous settings, they must be properly trained to handle equipment and dangerous substances and know what to do in case of emergency.
  • Danger zone warnings. Danger zones must be properly marked. Safety engineers are responsible for all warning signs and labels to alert employees to the presence of danger.
  • Quality assurance of equipment. Equipment must be checked often for wear and tear. When equipment is quality checked, it means that it established standards in order for it to be used.
  • Proper handling of hazardous waste materials. Some industrial accidents occur because of proper disposal of hazardous waste materials and chemicals that may result in fire and explosion.

Louisiana industrial accident attorneys know that following proper safety guidelines prevents industrial accidents. There may still be accidents that cannot be avoided, especially if caused by natural disasters that can strike at any time. The Baton Rouge attorneys at Marks and Lear PLC are committed to helping clients get the compensation they deserve after an industrial accident and offer free consultations.