The Health and Safety Committee is alive and well. Unfortunately, so is sick building syndrome. This is the biggest issue we face. We have a carbon dioxide machine that can measure how much carbon dioxide is present. The higher the carbon dioxide, the less oxygen you are getting.
Besides a lack of oxygen, a building, or HVAC system can be contaminated with mold, or other harmful chemicals; diesel fumes from idling trucks; carbon monoxide from cars near the intake openings; roofing tar, etc.
Please notify SEIU 509 if you feel like you are having medical side effects from the air quality in your building.
For more information about the Health and Safety Committee, please contact the union office.