Railroad Worker Injury:

Implications of Railroad OSHA Violations

If a railroad company violated a federal workplace safety regulation in connection with your injury, it can be easy to prove that the company is liable for your injuries. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards apply to work done by railroad employees. In addition, other standards such as the Boiler Inspection Act and the Safety Appliance Act may also come into play during a FELA claim.

Employers must provide its employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards and inform employees of OSHA safety regulations. Employers are also required to hang the official OSHA poster describing rights and responsibilities of the OSHA Act. The company must also establish a written hazard communication program that includes an employee training program.

If an employee spots a hazard that is not being corrected, he or she should contact a local OSHA office through a written complaint. If the office believes the claim is reasonable, an investigation will commence.