Understanding On-The-Job Chemical Hazards
Working with toxic substances may be an on-the-job requirement on some construction sites. From gasoline to cleaning agents, your employer must ensure that you are protected when using chemicals by following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. When employers violate OSHA safety protocol for using chemicals, a severe burn injury can be the result. Here’s how to stay protected.
Harmful Chemicals on Construction Sites
Working with toxic substances can pose a high risk of sustaining a chemical burn. The most common chemical substances on construction sites that can cause burn injuries are:
- Industrial cleaners and solvents
- Pain thinners or removers
- Expoxy resins
How To Stay Protected
The first step to staying protected from a chemical burn is to know how to handle these substances carefully. Your employer should provide you with OSHA training on how to work with flammable and toxic materials. Employers are required to provide construction workers with equipment and gear to protect the skin, such as gloves, safety glasses, and body coverings.
Suffered a Chemical Burn Injury at Work? Bandas Law Firm, P.C. Can Help.
Suffering a chemical burn at work can be a harrowing experience, and the healing process can be painful. When employers do not follow proper safety guidelines to mitigate a burn injury risk, we are here to help you hold them accountable for their negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury at work, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers are skilled at handling insurance companies who look for any reason to offer low settlements or a denial. We are in your corner to secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.