TORONTO, ON — Hurley Corporation, a Toronto company that provides janitorial services, was fined $60,000 on February 17, 2011, for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act by improperly storing chemicals, according to a press release.
On March 6, 2009, a Hurley worker was attempting to clean the floor at Humber College''s Etobicoke campus, when the worker asked a supervisor to provide floor cleaner, the release noted.
The supervisor poured a floor cleaning chemical from a properly labeled commercial container into a water bottle and left the bottle on a table in the worker''s area, the release stated.
According to the release, there were no markings on the bottle to identify it as floor cleaner and another worker found the bottle, assumed it was filled with water, and drank from it.
Hurley Corporation pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the floor cleaner was transferred into a container with a proper workplace label, the release added.
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