Georgia workers have the right to be protected against workplace hazards, and these hazards include exposure to toxic fumes. When employers fail to provide adequate protection, workers have the right to file a complaint with authorities. Such claims will be evaluated and may lead to an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A metal recycling plant in another state recently received several citations after OSHA acted upon a complaint about unsafe working conditions that posed threats of workplace injuries.
Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment. Federal laws have been enacted that set and enforce standards for protecting the health and safety of all workers. A recent investigation of a plant in Georgia has exposed flaws in the company's safety procedures that could put its employees at risk for an on-the-job accident.