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Protective equipment keeps everyone cool under fire

| Apr 24, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

Companies based in Connecticut need to take the safety of their employees seriously. Failure to do so could result in workers spending weeks in the hospital and incurring medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. In addition to the medical bills, employers could face OSHA fines and other costs that can significantly impact its ability to remain in business.

To keep workers safe, they should be given access to the proper flame-resistant clothing. The type of clothing that a worker wears will depend largely on the types of hazards that are faced. Whatever type of protective clothing that they are given, it should be comfortable to wear. Workers who roll up their sleeves because they are hot could expose themselves to burns or other injuries. The same is true if they don’t wear FR clothing at all because they don’t like how it feels.

Therefore, employers should consider ordering garments that are designed for both men and women. They should also use materials that are suitable for the type of weather conditions a worker could experience on the job. Ordering items that are the proper size for a worker can also increase its comfort and the odds that it will be worn correctly.

Burns to the hand, face or anywhere else on the body could result in a significant recovery period for an injured worker. During this time, workers’ compensation benefits may cover a portion of the worker’s salary in addition to providing the necessary medical care and treatment. An attorney can often be of assistance in the preparation and submission of the required claim.