Occupational Safety And Health Administration Essay

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It was Tuesday, March 29, 2016 when Alex Marcotte thought it would be a normal day at work. Instead, he would never get to be seen by his daughters, wife, or family members again. This is all due to the trench collapsation of the Aqua Ohio Excavation company in the city of Mentor, Ohio, which left three little girls without a father. Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1973, there were numerous counts of workers killed while working in trenches. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created forty-three years ago and has helped reduce the deaths of workers while at their job. Previous to OSHA being created, deaths totaled approximately 14,000 workers every year. Once OSHA was founded …show more content…
The men and women who endanger themselves on a daily basis at the risk of trench collapses are brave souls. While the amount of damage done may follow no distinct pattern, the relief efforts established by OSHA and further implemented by other various organizations have improved greatly. As stated in the paragraph above, the problem is directly associated with construction companies that are too careless when it comes to their discretion of safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration can only do so much as to enforcing their laws and this is why there is continuous deaths at construction sites. This is a significant problem because as much as OSHA does the companies need to take responsibility for their workers. If companies continue to take the easy way out of uses trenches there will be a rapid increase in death due to the lack of …show more content…
To solve these incidents not only will OSHA have to enforce the rules but so will the surrounding excavation companies. Another example of a company failing to follow safety procedures was one from Rolling Meadows. L.E. Meyers Co. was charged with two counts violating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. If the company is convicted of both counts they may pay up to a two million dollar fine and a maximum five years of probation (Safety and Health Topics). Continuation of these problems not being fully addressed will constantly have a negative impact on today’s

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