“Recently, a group of us presented management with a letter asking them to tell us more about the chemicals. They sent us a letter back that said they care about safety, but they didn’t do anything to provide us with real training.”
The complaint also charges that workers at the plant clean chemical spills without proper protective equipment.
Calls to OHSA and Creative Foam’s Fenton, Mich., headquarters were not immediately returned.
The company provides die-cut or formed foams for automotive and medical customers.
“In addition to the health and safety hazards outlined in the OSHA complaint, workers at the Creative Foam plant face wages as low as $8.50 (an) hour and are locked into temp positions with no benefits for up to eight months,” the UAW said in a statement.