(Closed) I'm Breathing in Smoke at Work!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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10650 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

There are laws that if you feel work isn’t safe, you have the right to refuse it.

If you feel your health has already been negatively affected, you can also fill out the WCB stuff and see a doctor.

Post # 19
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The HVAC system should help a lot with filtering the air but this could take a couple of days. They shouldn’t have people in the office with the air still visibly polluted.

Post # 20
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5427 posts
Bee Keeper

I think breathing is necessary… not a luxury, so your boss is wrong in minimizing your difficulty! This can have long-lasting health implications and I would stick to my guns and go home until it’s rectified.

Post # 21
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1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would just go up to the boss and be like “Hey, I can’t breathe and I can’t do my job like this. I’m sure you understand?” Be polite but firm in that this is NOT safe working conditions. Then go home.

Post # 22
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3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@beachbride1216:  +1 to this!

I’m surprised the fire department cleared the building that quickly.

Post # 23
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3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good luck with that! I know in my office we’d have to stick it out, but they don’t care about us or our well being.

Post # 26
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

does your building/company have a safety director or something like that? My work employees a safety director (he works under our HR dept), but people always contact him (last week we had a pregnant girl who had painting going on in her office…uh, not okay).

Post # 27
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5427 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s been 5 days, so update please, how did it go?

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