Carlos Magana was a non-English-speaking custodian working in a health care faci


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Carlos Magana was a non-English-speaking custodian working in a health care facility’s kitchen. Bert LaColle was the new F&B Director. Mr. LaColle, who spoke only English, instructed Mr. Magana to clean the grout between the red quarry kitchen tiles with a powerful cleaner that Mr. LaColle had purchased from a chemical cleaning supply vendor. Mr. LaColle, demonstrated to Mr. Magana (who spoke only Spanish) how Carlos should pour the chemical directly from the bottle onto the grout, and then brush the grout with a wire brush until it was white.
Because the cleaner was so strong, and because Mr. Magana did not wear protective gloves, his hands were seriously irritated by the chemicals in the cleaner. In an effort to lessen the irritation to his hands, Mr. Magana decided, on his own, to dilute the chemical. He added water to the bottle of cleaner, not realizing that the addition of water would cause toxic fumes. Mr. Magana inhaled the fumes while he continued cleaning, and later, because of that, suffered serious lung damage.
Mr. LaColle was subsequently contacted by OSHA, which cited and heavily fined the facility for a safety (MSDS) violation despite the fact that Mr. LaColle’s employer maintained that MSDS statements, including the one for the cleaner in question, were, in fact, available for inspection by employees.
Instructions:
Read the case study above.
Then, answer the question below:
Assume MSDSs were in fact available in English only to facility’s employees, do you think the facility fulfilled its obligation to provide a safe working environment for Mr. Magana?

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