Oklahoma workers who are exposed to the multiple hazards inherent to the chemical industry deserve to be protected. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited a chemical company in another state after an August inspection identified hazards that could lead to workplace injuries. The company serves the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries by producing aromatic chemical intermediates for food and perfume flavoring.
It is vital for employers of new workers in Oklahoma and other states to provide the necessary safety training that will prepare them for any potentially dangerous job situations they may encounter. This covers all industries and is not limited to those typically regarded as dangerous, such as the construction sector. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently completed an investigation into an incident in which a worker suffered a fatal workplace injury in a July fireworks explosion in a neighboring state.