Occupational Health & Safety/back injuries at workplace

Advertisement


Question
I invented a small device that would decrease workplace back injuries by approx 60% is there a specefic safety equiptment manufacturer that would buy the idea instead of my trying to slug it out and produce by myself> I am of extremely limited income due to a workplace back injury and have no money to proceed with this product even though I know it would work>> Thank You>Ian

Answer
Ian,

I would recommend that you first patent your idea prior to just selling your idea. Patents protect your idea from those who might otherwise take the idea without due compensation. After you apply for your patent, you receive patent pending status. You may want to hire a patent attorney if you cannot file the USPTO paperwork yourself.

From there, I would try to contact companies who make personal protective equipment. 3M and DBI Sala are two prominent companies who manufacture safety products. Remember to protect your idea or you run the risk of giving away a blueprint of your idea. Good luck.  

Occupational Health & Safety

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


MW Consulting, LLC

Expertise

Our company can answer questions relating to occupational health and safety. We have experience in common OSHA issues facing the oil & gas industry. Primarily we engage in designing, creating, and implementing training programs for businesses to promote efficiency and increase awareness. Thus, we can answer questions relating to employee training programs so as to promote effective, internal safety programs. Our representatives cannot answer specific legal questions or offer advice on how to get around OSHA regulations. Also, we encourage EHS students to do their own homework and research, but will entertain questions for legitimate educational purposes. Please visit www.osha.training for more information.

Experience

Members of the company have taught EHS courses at the collegiate level and continue to do so. Additionally, we have provided training to employees of major oil & gas companies as part of established safety programs. Our professionals are OHSA authorized outreach instructors, CPR instructors, Defensive Driving instructors, and offer many other customized trainings. Our experience level spans nearly a decade in health and safety training and safety culture initiatives.

Education/Credentials
Juris Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors Degrees

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.