If you suffer an injury at work due to your employer's blatant disregard for safety guidelines, you have the right to report the incident. Furthermore, you have the right to do so without fearing retaliation. Notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of unsafe working conditions is a protected act. This means that your employer, or anyone acting on his/her behalf, is prohibited from taking any form of retaliatory action against you.
Each year workers fall victim to serious but preventable injuries while on the job. While human error leads to some accidents, sometimes the employer hasn't done its due diligence in implementing and enforcing safety procedures and equipment. One recent example of this is at the Chicago location of B-Way Corp., a metal and plastic container manufacturer based in Atlanta.
A widow and a breast cancer survivor who has two sons and four grandchildren recently died at an Amazon fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. She was operating a motorized pallet jack that crashed into some shelving, causing multiple blunt-force injuries. However, this incident is not the only death that has been reported in the warehouses of the immensely popular ecommerce company.