Workplace safety is an important necessity of any industry, whether it is within the confines of an office building, or on the soil of a large construction site. Because of the dangers involved with the construction, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, engineering, and chemical industries, workplace safety would be an integral factor due to the risks within these particular fields, as well as other professions.
Workplace safety is often referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), which encompasses the health, wellbeing, and overall safety of a work environment. This is especially applicable to industries that require the use of construction equipment, machinery, or the handling of hazardous chemicals. In order to be prepared for any possible type of workplace danger or accident, a qualified workplace safety expert witness can have several licenses or certifications in various forms of safety skills or training, such as first aid training, certification to use different types of construction equipment (i.e., forklifts), risk management, environmental assessment, industrial hygiene, toxicology, health inspections, ergonomics and human factors, environmental engineering, safety management, chemical handling, and other safety-related areas.
The variety of potential court cases related to workplace safety can also significantly vary, depending on the industry involved and each particular situation. A case may involve the timing of an emergency response, the quality of an implemented safety program, chemical handling, toxic exposure, hazard warnings, ladders, or scaffolding. Any type of injury or safety issue experienced within a workplace setting can be a cause for litigation.
Safety should be a priority in any workplace. It is important to utilize the expertise of a workplace safety expert witness with the right background when you are involved in a workers compensation or workplace injury claim. ForensisGroup has a selection of reputable and highly qualified workplace safety experts. Call us today or submit an expert request form to connect with the best workplace safety expert witness.