Tragedy struck a family recently following a catastrophic car accident that took one life and injured several other people. The accident occurred on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's north side when a careless driver speeding and changing lanes clipped another car, crossed the median and struck three other cars.
Many Americans, including those from the Cook County, Illinois, area, know someone who has stayed at a nursing home. It is not uncommon for those who are ill, suffer a permanent injury or are elderly and unable to take care of themselves to stay at a nursing home for care. In fact, in 2014 alone, there were as many as 15,000 nursing homes in the United States with over 1.4 million residents.
Last week we spoke about the history and importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, in helping Americans employees stay safe in the workplace. Now let us take a look at some of the regulations OSHA holds employers to as well as some of the rights that employees have to a safe working environment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 by the government in an effort to help protect workers throughout the United States from hazards in the workplace.