Karen Sullivan on sat 6 sep 08
I teach and have about 50 students....
I try to stay ahead of the clay and
Am very concerned about dust....
My solution has been to use
A paint stripping blade which is a flat
Plane of metal about 4 inches wide
By 8 inches long....with a handle...
I then scrape the clay off the floor
And lift it into a dust pan...
That is the tool I use for the
First pass...I follow with a wet shop
Towel to wash the floor....
Seems to work...
Neal on sun 7 sep 08
> Since OSHA is intended to protect workers, a dust laden
> work place, even if it is in a school, is a concern.
> Interestingly, the OSHA regulations would not really
> apply to the students, they are not employees.
> The widest ranging example of these workplace enforcements
> is the ban of smoking in public places. Not because I
> don't like smoke, but because the workers in the airplanes,
> restaurants, and bars are endangered by the constant
> presence of second-hand smoke.
OSHA does not have any standards regulating smoking. Laws
banning smoking in public places have been enacted by
local and state governments, but these laws are not part
of any OSHA regulations.
But, for instance, if someone works in a place where there
are not any regulations banning smoking and she thinks she
is being exposed to too much smoke, she can file a complaint
with OSHA (or the state agency that enforces OSHA standards
in her state). An industrial hygienist would come to
measure the workplace to determine if there was a violation
of any standards--permissible exposure levels (PELs) of
carbon monoxide or one of the contaminants listed in
Table Z-1 (http://tinyurl.com/4oyee) of the standards.