Our personal injury attorneys at Atkins & Markoff have joined with other Oklahoma lawyers to applaud the recent Oklahoma oil and gas fields “Safety Stand-Down,” sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety (MCEPS) Network. Our personal injury lawyers at Atkins & Markoff have dedicated their time and energy to protect the safety of Oklahoma workers in any industry, and particular attention has been paid recently in Oklahoma to the prevalence of devastating work injuries affecting those in the oil and gas industries. Oil and gas workers face serious dangers on the job site, and workplace accidents in these industries often lead to devastating injury or fatality. If you have suffered a serious injury on the job in Oklahoma, contact our qualified workers’ compensation lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today.
OSHA STAND-DOWN PROMOTES SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
In light of the significant number of workplace accidents occurring recently at Oklahoma oil and gas fields, OSHA’s Oklahoma-area office has partnered with the MCEPS Network to sponsor a “Safety Stand-Down” at oil and gas exploration sites in Oklahoma. The Safety Stand-Down runs from June 22 to July 20, 2012, and encourages employers and oil and gas field supervisors to voluntarily stop work to conduct site inspections and safety and health training for workers. The oil and gas industry is inherently dangerous, exposing workers to serious and even life-threatening risks every time they set foot on the job site. Without a safe work environment and adequate safety measures in place, oil and gas workers’ lives are put at an unreasonable risk on a daily basis.
CONTACT AN OK WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY TODAY
Too often, devastating work injuries and fatalities in Oklahoma are caused by avoidable factors like inadequate training, improper safety precautions and insufficient oversight on the part of employers or supervisors. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established for the sole purpose of assuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” With the proactive Safety Stand-Down measure, oil and gas field employers can put their time and effort into ensuring the safety of job sites and protecting the well-being of their employees. Atkins & Markoff is a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm located in Oklahoma City, and our attorneys have the experience necessary to protect the legal rights of workers injured on the job in Oklahoma. If you have suffered injuries in an Oklahoma workplace accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options.