Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello
Free Consultation, Reasonable Rates
610-228-4376

Workplaces and blind spots

Workers in Pennsylvania who are employed at large warehouses or loading docks that have blind spots and heavy machinery that is frequently used to move items may be at risk for collisions, which can result in grave injuries that can sometimes be fatal. Near misses also pose a danger, such as when a worker is holding a potentially dangerous item and the effort to avoid the collision results in the worker falling or dropping it.

Many of these workplaces have safety protocols in place but such measures are not completely infallible. For example, heavy equipment like forklifts that are used to move large items automatically emit warning sounds when they are moving in reverse. The sounds can be difficult to hear due to the noises in or surrounding a busy work area like a large warehouse. Also, workers can become so used to hearing the warning sounds in the workplace that they are no longer mindful of them.

Industrial-grade safety mirrors and domes are considered to be the ideal tools to use to prevent collisions. They are cost-effective, resistant to breaking and the effects of weather and can be tailored to address the specific needs of the workplace. Choosing the right kind of convex mirror requires careful consideration. Multiple factors, such as the flow of traffic, the types of vehicles used in the work area and the layout of the intersections in the facility, determine which mirrors can best help with workplace safety.

Despite all safety measures, on-the-job accidents will continue to occur. People who have been injured in one may want to meet with a workers' compensation attorney to see what benefits might be available to them.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Discuss your case in person with an experienced lawyer. We are also readily available by telephone at 610-228-4376 or fill out the form to send us an email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello
206 West State Street Suite 300
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-228-4376
Fax: 610-892-6906
Media Law Office Map