DALLAS (Dec. 28)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Bayer Corp. $135,900 for violations at its plant in Baytown, Texas, involving a spill of methylenedianiline, a polyurethane foam raw material that is a registered carcinogen. The company was cited for seven health and safety violations, including failure to ensure that employees wear appropriate protective clothing, failure to establish regulated areas and failure to alert employees of an emergency. Bayer has until early January to appeal the fine. The incident was reported to OSHA in July.
Bayer fined over safety violations at U.S. plant
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