[Histonet] OSHA query...
Rene J Buesa
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Thu Jan 31 08:27:45 CST 2008
IF his asthma is caused by YOUR formalin levels, you most certainly have to provide him additional protection and I would even change him from duties in that area. You have to remember that formalin limits are general guidelines but that there can be individuals who have lower thresholds and your employee could one of those.
You should not subject him to levels he cannot tolerate, for whatever reason it may be.
karenadams <@t> comcast.net wrote:
....I have not researched this topic yet....just throwing this out....we have a situation where our formalin PEL are within exposure limitations for 8hr and STEL in our grossing area...however, we have an employee who suffers from severe asthma. About 4 times/yr he develops a pneumonia and misses work for 6-8 days or so. My question is should we be providing him additional protection even though we are within established PEL's?
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