2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 34-7-20 (2010)
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 7 - MASTER AND SERVANT
ARTICLE 2 - EMPLOYER'S LIABILITY FOR INJURIES GENERALLY
§ 34-7-20 - Care by employer in selection of employees and in furnishing of safe machinery; employer's duty to warn
34-7-20. Care by employer in selection of employees and in furnishing of safe machinery; employer's duty to warn
The employer is bound to exercise ordinary care in the selection of employees and not to retain them after knowledge of incompetency; he shall use like care in furnishing machinery equal in kind to that in general use and reasonably safe for all persons who operate it with ordinary care and diligence. If there are latent defects in machinery or dangers incident to an employment, which defects or dangers the employer knows or ought to know but which are unknown to the employee, then the employer shall give the employee warning with respect thereto.
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