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Steps to reduce the effects of toxins at the workplace

As an employee in Michigan, you have a right to a healthy, safe workplace. However, there are potentially dangerous toxins in many work environments. Alder Firm, PLLC often represents clients seriously injured on the job due to unsafe conditions.

According to FindLaw, the law requires employers to provide information regarding hazardous materials present at the work site. Material Safety Data Sheets provide facts about the toxicity, reactivity, protective equipment and proper procedures for handling and storing particular substances. They also include information regarding health effects, first aid and disposal requirements.

If you suspect there are toxic materials present at your workplace, and there is no MSDS, look for warning labels on containers and packaging. There may also be signs posted in areas with poor ventilation. There are several steps you can take to reduce or prevent exposure to toxins while on the job.

  • Keep the substances isolated by using barriers such as glove boxes, electrical insulation, machine guards and remote controlled equipment.
  • Improve ventilation, which can dilute the concentration of hazardous airborne particles. This can mean encouraging the presence of uncontaminated air or removing the toxic substance at its source.
  • Change operational procedures to reduce exposure to hazardous materials. This may include limiting access to areas around the chemicals and reducing leakage potential by adding preventive maintenance
  • Wear personal protective equipment such as a mask, ventilator or protective clothing.

Exposure to toxins over time can result in long-term illnesses and permanent bodily damage. You might qualify for workers' compensation if unknowing exposure occurred at the workplace. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic. 

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