Is Amazon a safe place to work? That is a question that many people are asking themselves lately.
With the recent reports of employees being injured on the job, it is no wonder that people are concerned. In this blog post, we will discuss the significant dangers that Amazon employees face at work and what you can do to protect yourself if you work for this company. Read on to learn more about the dangers of working for Amazon.
Working for Amazon Can Be Dangerous
Working for Amazon can be a dangerous job. In fact, a recent study found that Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at twice the rate of their rival companies. In fact, there were 6.8 severe injuries for every 100 Amazon warehouse laborers, compared to just 3.3 severe injuries per 100 laborers at all other employers in the warehouse industry.
Similarly, Amazon workers sustained nearly half of all the injuries endured in the warehouse industry in 2021, even though the company only accounted for about a third of all warehouse workers in the United States.
These statistics are quite shocking, and they should be a cause for concern for anyone who works for this company.
What Are Some of the Dangers that Amazon Employees Face?
One of the biggest dangers of working for Amazon is fulfilling tasks in the company’s warehouses. These warehouses are often large and chaotic, and there have been reports of workers being crushed by falling boxes or other heavy objects. There have also been reports of workers suffering from electrocution injuries while working on warehouse machinery.
Another danger that Amazon employees face is exposure to hazardous materials. Many of the products that Amazon sells contain harmful chemicals, and workers can be exposed to these chemicals on a regular basis if they are not properly protected. In addition, there have been reports of workers being injured by defective products that they were using while working.
What Has Amazon Done to Reduce Worker Injury Rates?
Amazon has taken a pledge to be the "Earth's Safest Place to Work," with the goal of decreasing worker injuries by 50%. How do they plan to do this? One way is by redesigning how products are stored in their warehouses. Another way the company plans to improve safety measures for workers is to provide more training for employees on how to safely work with hazardous materials. Similarly, the company is also developing automated staffing schedules in which employees are rotated through various jobs that utilize different muscle-tendon groups to avoid overworking any particular muscles.
Despite the efforts the company has made toward safety improvements, it is clear that working for Amazon can still be a dangerous job. If you are an Amazon employee or if you know someone who is, it is important to be aware of the hazards that these workers face. And, if you are ever injured while working for Amazon, it is important to know your rights and how to get the compensation that you deserve for the harm you have endured.
You May Be Owed Compensation for Your Work-Related Injuries
If you’ve suffered injuries while working for Amazon or any other company, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced team of workers’ compensation attorneys here at Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC right away to gain a better understanding of your legal rights and options.