A subcontractor for PennDOT is in hot water after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed new fines against the entity. The company works for the state Department of Transportation, performing bridge maintenance in the form of painting. Panthera Painting Inc. is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Citations are often issued to companies that leave their workers exposed to heightened risks of workplace injury.
Advocates for workers' rights believe that workers should not have to worry about getting injured while on the job. Even though many agree with this idea, a workplace injury is hard to avoid completely. Residents of Philadelphia may know this as well as residents of any other city in the nation.