[Histonet] Xylene and Preggers

Rena Fail renafail2 <@t> gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 12:54:21 CST 2012

Human resources ultimately represents the company .  A pregnant employee
should be wearing ppe when handling xylene. MSDS forms are accessible to
all employees,  just a click away  on the computer. I can understand
wanting to keep some things private until you are ready to communicate
them, but  when you work with  chemicals such as xylene and you are
pregnant making sure you are wearing the proper PPE  and the air quality
meets OSHA standards comes first. I don't think the information
communicated by HR to  your supervisors  should become common
knowledge, but there is an obligation to protect the employee as well as
the employer,

Rena Fail

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Sarah Dysart <sdysart <@t> mirnarx.com> wrote:

> Hey all, so 2 things...
> A.       Does anyone have anything saying that .75% (yes less than 1) is
> an acceptable exposure limit for a pregnant person and
> B.      Does HR have the right to tell people that you are pregnant after
> you ask them questions (ie. Your manager, and all the way up??)
> Thanks
> Sarah Goebel-Dysart, BA, HT(ASCP)
> Histotechnologist
> Mirna Therapeutics
> 2150 Woodward Street
> Suite 100
> Austin, Texas  78744
> (512)901-0900 ext. 6912
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