September 12, 2009 I walked the complaint in my hand into the courthouse with a big smile on my face!
January 14, 2009 Retired Supervisor “Skip” Bridgewater died unexpected at age 59. He was employed with vector for 39 years. Duane has had two strokes at work by law his medical records must be maintained for 30 years past the date of termination. Along with the medical file on Duane there has to be evidence that he was informed of the illegal spraying at White Slough and we know that doesn’t exist so a written statement explaining why the inability to maintain simple records.
During this period of time Joe Sarale was hired and placed in my zone 9 the islands and I was placed in Escalon zone 18. When I returned from surgery Joe had a his arm in a sling. Joe was on a crew in Stockton fishing pools because ours died, Joe fell on the cement from the moss and algae. Joe was accommodated with modified duty and his injury was not handled by AIMS.
Shortly after in 2009 Joe Sarale is hospitalized with pneumonia. Joe was not licensed and on probation. He told me he feared losing his job. He didn’t have to worry. Since John and Eddie were acting negligently not informing Joe his treating hospital doctor about the formalin with 6 other open claims with a staff of 15 they didn’t follow the law they cooked the books for his time off and they let his insurance pick up the medical.
Eric Helphrey Defense for denying 5 individual employees claims consecutively. Knowing the facts favor the injured worker and serving his own interests over ethics. However he has made partner since.
11-19-09 Kaiser MRI Vacation Penalty Tiffany Anderson
12-01-09 Kaiser MRI Results Tiffany Anderson
4/9/2010 I requested an investigation from Fichtner in writing after we speak over the phone.
4/23/10 I am interviewed f at the Lodi Police Department by Trudy Reed and Chet Somera for the Grand Jury investigation.
December 13, 2011 Letter from Tiffany Anderson to Grand Jury
5/29/2012 Stockton Record article: Grand Jury Faults Bug-Control Agency
7/07/12 Lodi News Sentinel article: Mosquito District to Weigh Grand Jury’s harassment report
7/19/12 Stockton Record article: Taxpayer Watchdog Questions Mosquito Board’s Benefits
December 6, 2012 Sales Construction the first time I learn of Chris Eley by coincidence? John denies doing any work for Chris but it is clear to me what happened.
They both definitely have breached ethical code of conduct, withheld knowledge of a conflict and I was the only one losing interest. They both have made a-lot of money off of me.
The Great Unwatched – San Joaquin County’s Special Districts 2012 -2013 Case No. 0212 – Informational Report
2012-2013 Case No. 1112 District Board Ignores the Peoples’ Right to be informed
June 11, 2014 Scott A. Fichtner Chief Duty District Attorney letter to Mr. Gary McIver Cal/OSHA and the last paragraph in his document is inaccurate. I the claimant had no knowledge of a formaldehyde conspiracy. Mike Morris informed me my employers actions were criminal while informing me my employer had been exposing me their employee from 2004 to 2011 to toxic chemicals that I was treated for by my employers physicians.
Manager John Stroh, Assistant Manager Eddie Lucchesi, Supervisor Bob Durham and Fish Manager John Vignolo scheduled secret spray times and would send all of the employees out of site. After they completed the illegal action they required us to work directly in the water and ponds.
OSHA states clear compliance procedures used as a aquaculture or a pesticide when it comes to employee rights. Employees have the right to know when we are working in. Our doctors should have been informed and our employer was required to monitor document and record exposures in the work place.
Instead they have destroyed my medical records and their insurance carrier should have to absorb the negligence of their clients refusal to report it’s use for lower insurance premiums.
Overexposure to formaldehyde irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Formaldehyde can cause allergic reactions of the skin (dermatitis) and the lungs (asthma). Formaldehyde is a known cause of cancer in humans.
How to find out if you are working with formaldehyde
Your employer must tell you if you are working with formaldehyde, and must train you to use it safely, under California’s Formaldehyde Standard and the Hazard Communication Standard (see page 8). If you think you may be exposed to formaldehyde on the job, ask to see the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for the products you are using. The MSDS must identify formaldehyde in Section 2, by the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number 50-00-0.
Formaldehyde is commonly used as formalin, a mixture of 30-50% formaldehyde and 10-20% methyl alcohol in water. Formalin readily gives off irritating vapors with a strong odor.
Liquid formaldehyde solutions contacting the eyes can damage the cornea, possibly causing blindness.
Lungs. High levels (5-30 ppm and higher) can severely irritate the lungs, causing chest pain and shortness of breath.
Repeated exposure to formaldehyde can cause allergic asthma. Symptoms of asthma include
chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Formaldehyde’s long-term effects on the lungs are not fully understood.
Skin. Formaldehyde solutions can destroy your skin’s natural protective oils, causing dryness, flaking, cracking, and dermatitis (skin rash). Skin contact can also cause an allergic reaction (redness, itching, hives, and blisters). As many as one in twenty workers who are regularly exposed to formaldehyde develop an allergic skin reaction.
Cancer. Formaldehyde exposure can cause cancer of the nose and sinuses in humans, as well as some types of leukemia and lymphoma. Formaldehyde is regulated as a carcinogen by Cal/OSHA and Cal/EPA.
Reproductive System. Formaldehyde’s effect on pregnancy and the reproductive system has been studied in both humans and in laboratory animals. Formaldehyde has been shown to decrease fertility and increase the risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in humans. In laboratory animals, formaldehyde can harm the developing fetus and damage sperm. In order to avoid risk to pregnancy and the reproductive system, HESIS recommends minimizing workplace exposures to formaldehyde prior to and during pregnancy.
Some workers who may have substantial exposure to formaldehyde
How formaldehyde affects your body. Formaldehyde can affect you when you breathe its vapors or touch the liquid. Because formaldehyde reacts quickly with body tissues,
it mainly affects the place of direct contact, such as the eyes, nose, and skin. The most common effect of overexposure is irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. pg 2
Formaldehyde Standard. This comprehensive standard, California Code of Regulations (CCR), (Title 8, Section 5217) requires employers to take specific actions to protect workers from allergic reactions, irritation, and cancer that can result from exposure to formaldehyde.
➤ Hazard Communication Standard.
Under this standard (Title 8, Section 5194), your employer must tell you if you are working with any hazardous substances, must train you to use them safely, and must make Material Safety Data Sheets available.
➤ Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Every employer must have an effective, written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that identifies a person with the authority and responsibility to run the program (Title 8,
Section 3203). The IIPP must include methods for identifying workplace hazards, methods for correcting hazards quickly, health and safety training at specified times, a system for communicating clearly with all employees about health and safety matters (including safe ways for employees to tell the employer about hazards), and recordkeeping to document the steps taken to comply with the IIPP.
➤ Access to Medical and Exposure Records. You have the right to see and copy your own medical records, and any records of toxic substance exposure monitoring (Title 8,
Section 3204). These records are important in determining whether your health has been affected by your work. Employers who have such records must keep them and make them available to you for at least 30 years after the end of your employment.
WHERE TO GET HELP➤ HESIS. Answers questions about formaldehyde and other workplace hazards for California workers, employers, and health care professionals. Call 1-866-282-5516. HESIS also has many free publications available. To request publications, leave a message at (866) 627-1586, visit our website at www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohb, or write to HESIS at 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P,
3rd Floor, Richmond, CA 94804.➤ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Hazard Control 26 / Controlling Formaldehyde Exposures During Embalming: www.cdc.gov/niosh/hc26.html.
➤ California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Investigates workers’ complaints and answers questions about workplace health and safety regulations. Complainants’ identities are kept confidential. Contact the nearest Cal/OSHA Enforcement District Office. They are listed in the blue government section near the front of the phone book, under “State Government / Industrial Relations /Occupational Safety and Health /Enforcement” or visit their website at www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH.
➤ Other resources for employees may include your supervisor, your union, your company health and safety officer, your doctor, or your company doctor.