Labs & Studios - July 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Present: M. Moore, T. Moore, J. Sylvestre, M. Sorokopud, K. Bhatia

TIME Commenced:     9:03 AM

1.0   Agenda :  No agenda presented.


2.0   Review of Minutes : June 12, 2019 – Deferred


3.0   Inspection Reports: None


4.0            Incident Reports:  Refusal to Work

Worker in chemistry lab invoked right to refuse on Thursday July 11, citing concerns regarding:

  • Chemical exposure
  • Chemical storage
  • Broken glass handling

H&S attended the lab with a worker representative and the supervisor.  Some minor issues were noted, but majority of issues cited were found to be misunderstanding or risk mitigation was sufficient.  Minor issues were discussed with supervisor and will be addressed.


5.0            Old Business:

5.1   Noise from compressor

  1. Kailash and Steve to find some time for the compressor to be moved.  In the meantime, hearing protection is required for everyone in the space while it is running.


6.0   New Business:


6.1   Floor/Asbestos Abatement Machine Shop

Kailash has area prepared for the work to be conducted, but has nothing scheduled yet.


7.0   Adjournment: 9:37 AM

8.0   NEXT MEETING: August 21, 2019