A RECYCLING firm investigated over claims it allowed employees to be exposed to a dangerous chemical will be taken before Huddersfield Magistrates next month.
Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based at School Lane, Kirkheaton, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive.
Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges.
The firm recycles electrical equipment, including light tubes which contain mercury.
As reported last September, the HSE and the Environment Agency ordered management to stop the work and launched an investigation after it was revealed staff had been exposed to mercury.
The company is now accused failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees.
It is also alleged “they did not have arrangements for ensuring safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling and storage of articles and substances.”
The company is also accused of failing to provide adequate health and safety training for staff and of failing to maintain a safe working environment.
Mr Thompson, 68, is charged with failing to control the exposure of staff to mercury.