Many people in Colorado have heard that fast food workers are attempting to get their wages increased. Recently, McDonald's workers at locations in 19 cities filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that they are concerned about being injured at work. Some believe that the complaints are part of the campaign to win higher wages, but their concerns still could turn out to be valid.
Reports indicate that OSHA has already begun investigating the workers' claims. Some of the allegations include popping grease causing burns and no protective equipment for dealing with hot surfaces. Even when cleaning the grills, workers are required to leave them on, and without gloves, employees say they suffer from burns. Slip-and-fall hazards are also a concern for employees. Some allegations say that there is a substantial lack of training on equipment, such as the fryers.