Hi Tiffany, Despite a thorough search through our archives, I was not able to find the exact material that Liz sent to John in 1998. However, I did find some updated material related to the occupational hazards of contact with treated wastewater. I’ve attached guidance from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health around wastewater published in 2002. The recommendations for employees working around treated wastewater include employer provision of necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, aprons, boots, and face masks, as well as employee training, and documentation of these procedures in an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (ILPP).
You also expressed concern about exposure to formalin, which is a derivative of formaldehyde. I’ve attached our formaldehyde fact sheet for reference. Your employer should be providing you with material safety data sheets (MSDS’s) when you are working with formalin or other pesticides, and you should be provided with and wearing PPE when applying this or other pesticides.
You mentioned previously contacting Cal/OSHA and I read your email to Cal-EPA. These are the entities I would refer you to, as the California Department of Public Health does not have an enforcement mechanism, and does not conduct routine investigations of workplaces. I hope this additional documentation is helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me again. Best,
<NIOSH Guidance for Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids.pdf>
January 30, 2016
Attorney Dan Quinn
509 West Weber Ave., 4th FloorStockton, CA 95203 Regarding: Anderson v. SJC Mosquito & Vector Control District
Charge Number 556-2012-00422
Dear Atty. Quinn:
I am writing you today to request a complete copy of any and all documents of my mediation in the above-referenced case, including any correspondence sent by your office to the EEOC. This mediation was held in your office in October of 2012. Please send these copies to my address as it appears above, as soon as possible.
Subject: Fwd: Waste Water Information Packet
Kyle here is the most up to date information I could find regarding some of the data I requested to be present for the upcoming QME appointment. I need a response from you the date is almost four weeks away.
December 21, 2013 John Sales stayed the night with me on Avena MaryJean is home
December 22, 2013 John Sales stayed the night with me for the second consecutive night
December 23, 2013 John Sales stayed the night with me for the third consecutive night
December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve John Sales left gave me a kiss and promised to be back by 1 for my family get together. John not only didn’t show up or call he disappeared for a few days. At 6 pm I called him and after he said he wasn’t coming period I couldn’t believe it. I was so hurt and angry I kicked my mom, my grandma, my father, my kids and Vicki Bridgewater and Jake out because I was going to cry and I didn’t want to ruin the last Christmas for my family.
December 25, 2013 Christmas Day I had a massage scheduled and when Daniel arrived I was shaking like I had been raped and we talked but I didn’t want to be touched. I looked for John called Janes and they told me I was ruining their Christmas. I spent the day alone crying. It’s really a cold action to abandon someone on Christmas. This is what John Sales did to my family.