Many workers in Oklahoma rely on lighting tools to maintain the safety of their work environments. When construction and manufacturing workers perform jobs in low-light areas, it is imperative that they have high-quality flashlights and other lighting tools to illuminate potential hazards. Fortunately, recent advancements in lighting technology are helping to keep workers safer than ever.
Workers who are performing jobs in dark areas can use state-of-the-art flashlights that feature high lumen technology. Hand-held flashlights with between 500 and 1,100 lumens can light up whole work areas with brightness that is comparable to flood lights. If workers need to light up very dark, tight spaces, there are scene lighting products that are small and easy to deploy.
Lighting technology has been developed with batteries that can last for days before wearing out. Workers with USB-rechargeable flashlights won’t even need to change batteries as long as they have a method for connecting their flashlights to USB ports. For safety reasons, many flashlight models include battery compartments that must be opened with a tool. This safety feature ensures that the batteries don’t fall out of the flashlight if it is dropped in a hazardous environment.
Even with the latest workplace safety technology, workers can still be injured on the job. Those who have suffered injuries that caused them to miss time on the job may be able to pursue compensation for their lost wages through a workers’ compensation claim. If the injury was caused by the negligence of a non-employer third party, it may be possible in some cases to pursue a separate personal injury lawsuit as well. An attorney who has experience with these matters can often be of assistance.