Liftn Buddy Urges Reporting of Unsafe Conditions
North Fargo, ND -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/26/2013 -- Brad Lindemann, Sales Coordinator of Lift'n Buddy (http://www.liftnbuddy.com), a division of Southworth products, wrote in the weekly safety blog, how to report an unsafe manufacturing environment. Lindemann explained, “It is always in your company’s best interest to heed any warning when it comes to workers’ safety. Fixing a problem before someone gets hurt has the potential to save the company millions of dollars in medical bills and lawsuits.”
Employees reporting unsafe conditions give the company a chance to address safety concerns and fix any issues. In many instances personnel could avoid escalation of the situation if they inform the employer of the problem when it is first discovered.
The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government body with the sole purpose of creating a safer work environment. There are multiple ways any employee can contact OSHA. For situations where an employee is in imminent danger while on the job, OSHA will conduct an investigation within 24 hours of receiving a report. All other health and safety related issues will be handled within 3 days to a couple of months, depending on the severity of the situation. If an investigation finds that conditions are deemed safe, an employee can expect a written notification within 15 days.
Lindemann urged employees, “Do not be afraid to contact OSHA in the event of unsafe working conditions. National whistle-blower laws make it illegal for an employer to intimidate, harass, or fire employees based on reports filed. It is highly recommended that worker report any of these abusive situations to OSHA or potentially take legal action.”
About Lift’n Buddy
Lift'n Buddy, a division of Southworth Products, is the revolutionary mobile lifting device that combines the best of a standard two-wheeler's durability and functionality, with automatic lifting and lowering capabilities. Lift’n Buddy was the recipient of the 2012 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards for Technology Design as well as the Edison Award; Lift’n Buddy was recognized for new product innovation, in the category of Industrial Design Tools. The Lift'n Buddy is designed with proper ergonomics and safety in mind for any person and any moving and lifting job. These mobile lifting devices, fabricated of durable, lightweight, extruded aluminum, help companies avoid the exposure of employee injury, litigation, and workers’ compensation claims. Follow Lift’n Buddy on Twitter at @LiftnBuddy.
Lift’n Buddy, a division of Southworth Products
Aaron M. Lamb, General Manager