Electrical industry employers in Florida may be interested in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) new initiative to increase safety. The initiative comes after several investigations into deaths and injuries in the electrical industry. The department is encouraging employers to decrease workplace hazards in order to reduce safety issues.
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider harms their patient by providing a substandard level of care, but proving that negligent care was the actual cause of harm in any given case can be very difficult. In a lawsuit in Florida, the burden is on the patient to show that the provider deviated from the standard for care. Doing this requires analysis from medical experts who have detailed information about the care provided.
When you are in any public place, people you don't know surround you. Even if you are diligent and have a knack for reading people, you can't always predict what someone's intentions are toward you. You do what you can to avoid attracting unwanted attention, but it isn't always enough.
Warm weather can have an impact on workers who spend time both inside and outside. Therefore, employers in Florida and elsewhere need to create a plan to help keep those workers safe. There should also be a plan in case an employee develops heat stroke or is otherwise harmed by exposure to heat and humidity. The plan should be tailored to the type of work employees do and other needs that they may have.
Homeowners in Florida are required to maintain a safe environment for guests. This means repairing or removing any safety hazards as well as foreseeing hazards. However, this duty of care sometimes extends to unlawful entrants, particularly child trespassers.