Those who work in the plastics industry should be aware of the serious hazards and potential for injury that can result if employers are negligent. The production of plastics involves the handling of many hazardous chemicals and extreme heat. As such, employers need to ensure that their workers wear protective clothing at all times to prevent chemical inhalation and exposure. In addition, employers are supposed to make sure that their employees are properly trained in the handling of harmful chemicals and fully informed about the risks involved.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited New Wave Plastics for 13 safety violations, resulting in a $51,800 fine. "Employers have a responsibility to train workers about hazards found in their facilities and to take precautions to prevent injuries and illnesses," said the OSHA area director in Cleveland. "Employers must ensure workers are protected from hazards and that they receive the required safety training."
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If you or a co-worker has been injured on the job due to lack of training or protective clothing, our Ohio workers compensation attorneys can help. The Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC legal team has over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of whistleblowers and injured workers. We will fight to secure the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries, so that you can enjoy a comfortable recovery. For more information or free legal advice, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Ohio workers compensation lawyers, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
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