Companies have a duty to provide an appropriate level of safety measures when manufacturing their products. This includes placing suitable labels that describe correct use, dosage, safety precautions and warnings of any potential hazards. When companies fail to provide this level of safety through warning labels, the probability of injury rises dramatically.
OSHA Sets the Standard
An example of the type of labeling required can be found in the classification and standardization of labeling for chemical companies. According to OSHA, there is a new established set of standards for the labelling of chemicals. “These changes will help ensure improved quality and consistency in the classification and labeling of all chemicals, and will also enhance worker comprehension. As a result, workers will have better information available on the safe handling and use of hazardous chemicals, thereby allowing them to avoid injuries and illnesses related to exposures to hazardous chemicals.”
Who Is At Fault for Injury?
When an injury occurs due to lack of specifications in use, no warning labels or faulty package design, who is liable for the injuries? The company that manufactured and designed the packaging and labeling itself could be at fault and held liable for lack of adequate warning for a potentially dangerous product.
Standards for Safety Precautions
There is a duty of corporations to provide standards that outline safety precautions for any product or chemical that is manufactured. When that duty to provide an appropriate level of education is found at fault, then they could be pursued for financial and physical damages.
Contact An Experienced Product Liability Attorney
The Law Office of Gary J. Natale, P.C. understands the importance of corporate responsibility regarding the correct labeling of potentially dangerous products and chemicals. If you or someone you know has been injured because of faulty labeling of products with no warning labels, contact the Law Office of Gary J. Natale. They will work to find the appropriate restitution for your injuries. Call 973-324-9711 or contact Gary online to schedule an appointment today.