According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Program of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, older workers are more likely to die on the job than workers in general. The number of aging adults that are mortally injured on the job has increased since 1992. Learn what to do if you notice a hazard or unsafe working conditions to make your workplace safe to work.

  • Report the hazard or any unsafe working conditions to your employer.
  • Go to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if the employer doesn’t respond to alleviate the unsafe working condition.
  • You have the right to speak up. OSHA has a program that can protect your information where you can file a complaint anonymously.
  • If the employer decides to take disciplinary action against you, contact the union, the union has the right to file a grievance to get your job back.
  • Visit to find out more about the whistleblower protection.

To find out more about the National Injured Senior Law Center or to set up a free consultation go to or call 855-622-6530






Attorney Steve Heisler

Steve Heisler decided in 1996 that he was going to focus his law practice exclusively on injury cases. Since then, he has been representing injured people against insurance companies, disreputable medical practitioners and Big Pharma, and doing it with compassion, honesty and level-headed rationality. [ Attorney Bio ]