Chemical Exposure at Work
Many companies work with dangerous chemicals. Biotech companies, of course, will use lots of these kinds of materials in the everyday production of their items. Other businesses, including those that do refinery work or produce plastics or other processed items, also huge amounts of chemicals on a regular basis.
Companies that use dangerous chemicals on a daily basis are typically well-prepared to handle them. They have safety procedures and protocols in place designed to protect their workers, including the proper safety equipment, and have trained their employees in how to handle dangerous substances.
Workers of companies that do not handle these substances on a regular basis, though, are at a much higher risk for injury due to chemical exposure. They will most likely not have the proper training or equipment to safely handle these materials, and could easily put themselves in danger without realizing it.
Chemical exposure can lead to a huge array of problems, from skin burns to inhalation and poisoning to the eventual development of long-term diseases like cancer. Chemicals must be guarded properly and handled safely, and the company has the responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees.
If you or someone you love has been injured by chemical exposure in the workplace, it is important that you have an experienced legal representative on your side. For more information, contact the Austin labor attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017. We will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law, and work to send a message that workplace negligence is simply unacceptable.