I know most people want to have as little government intervention in
their lives as possible, but…
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health) is there for a purpose. If you
feel in any way, shape or form that you have been exposed to
something and need help, have the business owner contact OSHA for
Mostly, if the business owner contacts OSHA there will not be fines
and penalties. OSHA will work with you to abate the problem.
If you are a hobbyist, then you need to make sure you get the MSDS
(Material Safety Data Sheet) on the compounds that you use. Once you
understand what you are working with you can make informed decisions.
The manufacturer or distributor is required to have MSDS’s available
This, of course, is only really applicable in the USA, but I make the
asumption that most countries will have similar programs and
Donna Marie (whose Grandfather is a chemist, Father-in-Law a retired
OSHA inspector, and Husband a hazardous materials inspector)