Working with or near chemicals can be hazardous and lead to injuries. If this should happen, you could be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
If there are problems with obtaining those benefits or you would like to know how the Hazard Communication Standard law may impact your case, contact a Des Moines Workers’ Compensation attorney. An attorney can explain your employer’s responsibilities and your rights as an employee.
There are 4 main components of the Hazard Communication Standard law in Iowa, which includes the following:
- Labels – clear, detailed labels are to be affixed identifying the chemical and including other important information such as warnings;
- MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) – detailed information on each chemical that must be readily available to workers;
- Chemical Inventory – at the very least, an annual update of all chemicals present or used in a work area should be inventoried and made available to employees upon request; and
- Training – any worker exposed to or who works with or near chemicals must receive adequate training at least annually.
In the state of Iowa, workers are protected by the Right to Know law, also known as the Hazard Communication Standard law. Employers have a responsibility to comply with these laws.
Contacting a Des Moines Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The Workers’ Compensation attorney team at Walker, Billingsley & Bair know the importance of protecting your work injury claim from the get-go. Learn more by ordering the FREE book Iowa Workers’ Compensation – An Insider’s Guide to Work Injuries: 7 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid If You Are Hurt at Work. For immediate assistance or to schedule a consultation, call (888) 435-9886.