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How mirrors can keep workers safe

| Oct 19, 2017 | Workers' Compensation |

New York employees could suffer significant injury or pass away as a result of an accident at work. The loss in productivity as well as higher insurance rates may also be prices that employers pay after an accident. In some cases, even a near miss can result in serious injury to an employee. Therefore, employers need to do everything in their power to make workplace safety a top priority.

However, it is important to take the right type of safety measures to keep employees safe. For instance, the beeping noise a forklift makes could easily be drowned out in a busy warehouse. Safety mirrors and domes that are customized to meet the particular needs of a given workplace may be ideal for employers. They should be resistant to shattering as well as resistant to the weather for best results.

They can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes to help workers see better and may feature safety borders to draw attention to them. The use of flat mirrors may make it easier for workers to see under cars without having to actually climb under them. LED flashlights or other lighting options may make it even easier to see on a given job site. Ideally, mirrors will be designed to prevent as many accidents as possible without breaking a company’s budget.

A workplace accident victim may be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries regardless of who was at fault. Compensation may make it easier to pay medical bills or other costs related to neck, back or other injuries suffered on the job. An attorney may be helpful for those who need help applying for workers’ compensation benefits or for those who may have had their applications denied.

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