Do you work on a hazardous construction site? Unsafe working conditions put everyone at risk for serious injury.
Review the red flags that indicate serious safety concerns at your job.
A rushed atmosphere
If everyone at the job site seems stressed and completes tasks rapidly, the risk of an accident rises. In this situation, the supervisor may not take the time to properly train new workers. You might also notice that the site is messy, disorganized or chaotic. When you feel uncomfortable with the level of orientation you receive before you start work or the atmosphere on the job, take extra caution to stay safe.
This red flag applies to both the job site and the provided equipment. When working indoors, issues like bad wiring and leaks can increase the risk of fires, shock and other potential catastrophes. You also have a higher risk of injury when asked to use outdated tools and machinery in poor condition. Be aware of missing screws, damage and defects that could compromise the safe operation of your equipment.
Frequent worker turnover
Does it seem like someone new has always arrived at the job site? Does your employer have trouble keeping workers and subcontractors? These red flags could indicate a lackluster attitude toward employee safety and training.
If you get injured on the job in New Jersey, you have two years to file a workers’ compensation claim. You can receive benefits for medical bills and disability through your employer’s workers’ comp insurance plan, regardless of who had fault for the accident that injured you.