Can an employer be fined by OHSA?
Question Details: I was employed with a company who failed to manage their medical waste and tried to force me to sit in a room with months of it. When I refused to comply a manger threw a bio-waste container at me. If I can prove all of this, can my employer be held liable to pay fines for it?
Improper disposal of medical waste constitutes a health and safety hazard as is your employer wanting you to stay in the room with the waste. OSHA will investigate your complaint and should take appropriate action against your employer such as a fine.
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