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How Do I Report a Defective Work Product?

If you are a Louisiana employee who works with many forms of equipment and tools, you probably have heard of the dangers of working with a defective product. It is up to your employer to describe to you what a defective product looks like, so you can safely detect one when one is around, but there might be times where you find a defective product your employer was unaware of. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take as an employee to report the product as being defective. What Is the Process of Reporting a Defective Product? Your place of employment will usually purchase their equipment from another manufacturer, who will then supply these products for your company to use. Companies that manufacture products are legally required to report effects to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. This is the federal agency that is in charge of laws regarding…
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What Are the OSHA Guidelines for Defective Equipment?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, practices strict safety and health standards that employers should follow. Not only do these standards help protect employees from sustaining deadly injuries or fatalities, but these standards will keep a business safe for the long run and help prevent future injury lawsuits. OSHA also enforces specific health standards to help protect employees from dangerous defective workplace equipment. What Are These Safety and Health Standards for Workplace Equipment? OSHA requires the application of protective equipment in necessary workplace environments. This personal protective equipment for eyes, head, face and any other extremities can be any form of protective clothing, respiratory device, barrier or other form of gear. This equipment should also be maintained and provided in a sanitary and reliable space that is far from any chemicals or gases. Employer-owned equipment must be routinely maintained, cleaned, and checked for quality in order to decrease…
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Should You Get Product Liability Insurance as a Business Owner?

Product liability insurance is a type of insurance that protects a company against claims or lawsuits that could arise from products or services a company has made or sold. This type of insurance covers a manufacturer’s or seller’s liability for any injuries or property damage that was endured by a third party due to a defect or malfunction. Examples of these products could be tools, machines, or other sort of equipment. The third party could be anyone that used the product, bought the product, or was just a bystander to an injury or incident. Should I Get Product Liability Insurance for my Business? Product liability is covered under a general liability policy. This will combine with liability for any work you have completed, and together the coverage is called products-completed operations liability. Companies that manufacture or utilize potentially hazardous products and equipment, such as oil rigs, can have some difficulty…
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