Since the passing of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers are legally bound to provide a safe environment for their workers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as many employers try to cut costs by neglecting workplace safety. If you work in the printing and packaging industry, your daily work involves large machinery and handling of toxic and flammable chemicals. Check with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to make sure that your workplace meets federal safety standards.
Recently, OSHA inspected the Globus Printing & Packaging facility in Minster, Ohio and found workers continuing to use damaged forklifts and not wearing protective equipment while doing electrical work. In addition, workers were exposed to chemical hazards. Combustible dust was floating around the facility and workers lacked face and eye protection. Furthermore, the facility lacked proper eye washing stations to prevent chemical infection. OSHA has fined the company $91,800.
Columbus Attorneys That Handle Workers’ Compensation Cases
If you face similar hazards on a daily basis, your employer should be held accountable for their negligence. Our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of whistleblowers and injured workers. We will bring justice to those responsible for your injuries and secure the full compensation that you need to enjoy a healthy recovery. For more information or free legal advice, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
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