Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Diesel Fume Induced Stupor
Work the last few days has been difficult at best. The building next to us is undergoing a major renovation, which will be good for us in the long run as the two buildings are probably going to be connected in the end. In the short term, however, the construction crew has located its diesel generator right next to our our air intake. We are located in the basement of the building very little fresh air circulating. For the last three days, we have been inhaling (off and on) these diesel fumes. This has actually been going on all summer. We've complained loudly. Finally, we filed a formal complaint with OSHA and wrote a letter to the head of our physical plant. We should hear a response in a few days. In our particular office, we've suffered headaches, burning eyes, and some difficulty breathing. Lovely working environment, no? We have occasionally had to vacate the building, which means we're not really doing our work. A little bit of a revolt going on here. Must close now . . . feeling . . . light-headed . . .eye twitching . . .