${site.data.firmName} ${site.data.firmName}
Free Consultation No recovery - No Fee
215-822-7575 / 800-358-9367
Practice Areas

Robots and workplace safety in Pennsylvania

As companies transition from human workers to robots performing tasks in the workplace, OSHA is keeping its eye on potential safety issues. Companies that don't have comprehensive safety plans related to working with robots could be at risk for receiving OSHA citations. Although current regulations may be 15 years old or older, the organization believes that they provide an adequate regulatory framework for employers to follow.

To reduce the risk of workplace injuries in areas occupied by robots, walls and gates should be erected around such machines. This will prevent human workers from entering robot work areas where they could be hurt by moving parts. While caution tape or other floor markings may decrease the risk of injury, they are not sufficient to keep workers free from harm. Ideally, an employer will install a presence sensing device that will slow or stop the robot when a human is nearby.

Employee training programs and a company safety policy can reduce the risk of employees getting hurt while on the job. Both new employees and experienced workers should receive training whenever necessary to keep them up-to-date about the equipment that they are working with. New hires should not be allowed to work with machines on their own until they can do so in a safe and responsible manner.

Those who are hurt in a workplace accident may wish to talk to an attorney regarding their injuries. It may be possible to receive workers' compensation benefits that may pay for medical treatment and long-term care expenses. They may also include a percentage of wages lost during the recovery period. Many claimants find the assistance of an attorney to be helpful at all stages of the process.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Gregory R. Gifford
  • RGS&G Firm News

    "Gregory R. Gifford, a partner at the Lansdale law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C., was elected Vice President of the Montgomery Bar Association on January 13, 2017. Mr. Gifford is a past Director of the Association and has also served as its Treasurer and Secretary"Read more...

  • Super Lawyers | Rising Stars
  • National board of legal speciality certification
  • American college of trial lawyers
  • National board of trial advocacy | EST 1977
  • 2013 | Subarbanlife | Awesome Attorneys
  • PennSuburban | Chamber of commerce

Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers. Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

start now. send your request