Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:03:34 -0500
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From: Andrew Gross <gross.drew**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: OSHA Regulations, New York

Hi Everyone,

Back to that unknown chemical that has been hauting me.  Well, I'm
still being pressured to continue the flash test with no protection.
I said no, someone used the word insubordination and today I offered
to cite osha regulations.  I would like to follow through with my

Anyone know the OSHA regulation that covers working with unknown
hazardous materials (corrosives with toxic effects on inhalation)
without proper ppe?  As I explained, to them, its a light molecule and
anything short of SCBA will be insufficient respirtory protection.

I would like to make it very clear that I am not going to get
injured/die for an analytical test that could be done much safer in a
properly equipped facility.   Nor do I want to hear about it anymore
and I won't allow one of my technicians to test it just because they
don't have the chemical background to understand the dangers..

Next step will be a call to OSHA if they don't get the hint.

Thanks in advance.


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