Industrial solvents play a significant role in various manufacturing processes, serving as substances that dissolve others to create solutions. These solvents are commonly employed in the production of:

  • Adhesives and glues
  • Cleaning products
  • Dyes
  • Detergents
  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Various synthetic fibers and lubricants
  • Other chemical compounds

Industrial solvents pose inherent risks to both humans and animals. Exposure to these hazardous substances can result in illnesses through direct skin contact or inhalation of airborne fumes. Due diligence is crucial as reversing the damage caused by exposure becomes significantly challenging once it occurs.

Workplace Exposure Concerns

Particularly, certain industrial solvents are recognized for their harmful effects. Employers are advised by regulatory bodies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to implement safety precautions, including the use of protective gear and respirators for workers handling substances containing these solvents. Individuals diagnosed with conditions potentially linked to exposure to these solvents are encouraged to consult with a West Virginia personal injury attorney. Such consultations may explore the possibility of filing damage claims, in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits.

Locations of Concern

Certain industrial solvents, although not explicitly named, rank among the most hazardous substances, according to the ATSDR’s (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) list for 2011. These substances, prevalent in various industries, unknowingly expose workers to potential health risks. Occupations with heightened exposure risks include:

  • Residents living near plants releasing these substances into the environment
  • Power plant workers
  • Railroad employees
  • Chemical plant workers
  • Refinery staff
  • Mechanics
  • Firefighters
  • Gasoline haulers
  • Rubber industry workers

These individuals may face severe health issues due to prolonged exposure to industrial solvents.

Take Action Today

If you or a loved one has been affected by workplace exposure to industrial solvents, don’t wait to seek assistance. Contact a West Virginia injury lawyer from our team to explore your options and understand the potential for filing a claim for damages.

Your health matters, and so does your right to justice. Call Hartley Law Group, PLLC, and let us advocate for you in the pursuit of fair compensation and accountability. Your path to resolution begins with a simple step – reach out to us today.