Is it a heath risk working in a garage at a junk yard that has dog urine and feces , smells are very strong.

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Is it a heath risk working in a garage at a junk yard that has dog urine and feces , smells are very strong.

My boyfriend works in a garage
that the owner keeps his dogs in
at night then he works in there
that has their urine and feces
smell which is unbearable at
times. Was concerned about a
health hazard to him breathing
that all day.

Asked on July 2, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is not illegal, if that is what you are asking: people often work around animal waste (e.g. dog walkers, groomers, vet technicians, stable hands, etc.). There would be no grounds for legal action in this case. Whether your boyfriend should keep working there or should seek a different job is, however, a different story.


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