The last thing that anyone wants to go through is being injured on the job. Injuries can affect us being able to get work in the future, not to mention that some of these injuries last all through the rest of our lives, putting us in severe pain and discomfort. There are cases where an injury could not have been prevented, but typically, especially in a work environment, there are always things that we can do in order to avoid being injured on the job.
One of the things that employers are required to do is comply with all of the government regulations on safety as put forth by OSHA. If employers fail to do this, they can be fined, or other similar penalties can be inflicted. It is the job of any employer to provide a safe working environment, and many employers take this very seriously, and there are others who do not.
If there is a problem with the way that your employer is handling their safety standards, you are asked to contact someone at OSHA, and have the situation investigated further. This not only helps you, but it also helps many other people in the long run as well.