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Regulatory noncompliance and/or employer negligence can have a serious economic impact, with OSHA fines reaching more than $400,000 in addition to costly civil lawsuits. (Credit: EvGavrilov/Shutterstock) Regulatory noncompliance and/or employer negligence can have a serious economic impact, with OSHA fines reaching more than $400,000 in addition to costly civil lawsuits. (Credit: EvGavrilov/Shutterstock)

It’s fair to say that workers’ compensation are two words no employer wants to hear, as no one wants an employee to experience an injury on the job. However, productivity sometimes takes priority over safety, causing companies across industry sectors to overlook safety practices and put their workers at risk. This oversight becomes especially hazardous for those working in environments that can produce potentially lethal gasses such as hydrogen sulfide, or H2S — one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities in the United States.

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