When your work in Conroe involves the manufacture or use of chemicals, you likely understand that the potential to exposure is high. Indeed, there may be no way to completely remove any traces of potentially hazardous substances (particularly airborne substances) from your working environment. Unfortunately, based on the stories that we here at The Bryant Law Firm hear from clients, it often seems that the acceptance of this fact absolves employers from having to protect employees. On the contrary, when there is an expectation of encountering traces of chemicals in a work environment, employers are tasked with being extra vigilant to ensure those traces remain within permissible exposure limits.
Like most in Conroe, you likely have a soft spot for your employer (no doubt due to the fact that without your job, you would not enjoy the life you do). That soft spot may lead you to give your company the benefit of the doubt in all things (even up to the safety of your work environment). Employers in specialty industries (such as refineries) understand that their work presents unique risks to its practitioners. You might assume that knowing these risks, your employer has taken every possible precaution to protect you and your coworkers. Yet is that the case?
Working at a chemical plant can have its own share of dangers. Yet in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas faced significant hazards when numerous plants flooded and exploded. Plant employees and local residents alike questioned the safety of these facilities long after the tragic storm, but the primary concern appeared to focus on the lawful practices of the plants themselves.