Re: toxic chemicals in workplace
Posted by steve on 12/22/03
On 12/22/03, steve wrote:
Nell, you mentioned a concrete floor being poured? or some
If the floor was concrete and they used a gasoline power trowell
in an un-ventilated area carbon monoxide could be a very likely
suspect. I am not trained in toxicology but in building
construction. I had a subcontractor who sawed concrete on one of
his jobs in a somewhat enclosed area. He and his worker ended up
in the hospitol.
> On 2/24/03, nell wrote:
>> On 2/24/03, mary klein wrote:
>>> Myself and coworkers were exposed to a mixture of methyl
>> methacrylate, benzoyl peroxide &nbenzene. This was in a new
>> floor that was being poured. About 3 doz are sick & there are
>> 2 suspicious deaths. We have been to our union OSHA NIOSH &
>> FBI. Attys we have contacted say there is something going on
>> but there are no attys to help federal employees at the post
>>> Someone suggested a toxocologist Help us!
>> Hi Mary
>> Do you know how to get MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) on
>> the chemicals you listed? These sheets will give you some
>> idea on the health effects these chemicals can cause.
>> Legally they have to be available to employees when chemicals
>> are used in the workplace. Note that they have no MSDS
>> sheets or research on chemicals when they are mixed. There
>> is no research data on long term exposures. If you want to
>> find the MSDS on the computer go to google and type
>> in "MSDS". Also another good site is New Jersey Occupational
>> Health. I hope this helps.
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