Businesses should attain zero workplace injuries – clients

Clients and investors want a commitment from businesses that they will attain zero workplace injuries, top corporate executives said during a recent national seminar. In a speech at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, June 29, Raleigh, North Carolina-based consulting and engineering firm S&ME Inc. president and chief executive officer Randy Neuhaus said, “If we don’t have a good safety record, we don’t even get to propose on projects. We wouldn’t work for [electric utility holding company] Southern Company if we didn’t have a good safety record.”

For his part, Oak Ridge, Tennessee-based cleanup contractor UCOR president and project manager Kenneth Reuter said that practicing safety in and out of the workplace “is a fundamental expectation of the client…from a business perspective, it’s the price of admission”, noting that their primary client, the United States Department of Energy, has a zero tolerance policy regarding this matter.

In the state of North Carolina, employees who acquired job-related illnesses and injuries are protected by the states workers’ compensation program, which require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Our attorneys at Scudder Seguin, PLLC can help you file for workers’ compensation benefits if you had been injured in a workplace accident in Raleigh or other areas in the state when you call our offices today at (919) 851-3311.