The excitement and satisfaction of being hired to work at a reputable New York construction company can be reassuring as you are striving to build your own reputation as a professional that is reliable and competitive. An important part of your ability to stay motivated, loyal and committed is being able to work in a safe and functional workplace. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, we are familiar with the challenges that construction workers face and have been able to help many victims of workplace accidents in their quest to recover and move forward.
Because the construction industry is notoriously dangerous, you have assumed a degree of risk by choosing to work for the company you are an employee of. However, this does not mean that you should not have access to adequate safety equipment, materials and training to enable you to do your job effectively without compromising your well-being. You can do your part to stay safe by being informed of all the protocols designed to protect you, doing your part to maintain and care for equipment and reporting safety concerns in a timely manner.
According to SafeStart, you and the people you work with can encourage each other to be safe while working. One way you can do this is to participate in training and encourage your coworkers to do the same. You may consider asking your coworkers “what-if” questions to test each other’s knowledge of how to respond in a situation where a hazard has been recognized or a person’s life is in danger. Being involved in your employer’s initiatives to develop a safe workplace can effectively help to promote and reinforce a valued culture of safety.
When you understand your role in protecting yourself and others in the workplace, you can be actively involved in making a difference and empowering your coworkers to do the same. For more information, if you have been injured at work, visit our web page.