Thank you for your response and follow up.
More specifically our Ministry of Labour is trying to identify any
`occupational health and safety' guidelines (standards, codes of
practice) relevant to `composting operations and facilities'.
Your help and advice would be much appreciated. Please reply privately !
Andrew Cutz, CIH
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
ATTACHMENT: For Reference
On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Karin A Grobe wrote:
> There are people who say composting is causing people to drop dead like
> flies, but to my mind these people are concerned that composting
> operations have been or are about to be sited near their homes and
> places of business. The issue most often raised is aspergillis fumigatus
> a ubiquitous microbe that is found in many places, including grains,
> leaves, grasses, soil and refrigerator walls (and of course composting
> and mulching facilities). Compost facility workers
> have not dropped dead, but some with respiratory problems have moved on
> to other jobs due to health concerns. People with weakened immune
> systems may truly be at risk if they live next door to a composting
> facility, but then they are already at risk due to the state of their
> immune system.
> I am forwarding your question to firstname.lastname@example.org, a mail group
> that specializes in mulching with yard trimmings and other "waste"
> materials, but includes many composting professionals, some who
> specialize in health aspects of composting facilities.
> On Tue, 10 Oct 1995,
> Andrew Cutz wrote:
> > Dear Sanetters:
> > We would appreciate if you could direct us to proper sources of
> > information (advice) concerning occupational/environemental/public health
> > aspects of `composting operations and facilities'.
> > Your help and advice would be much appreciated.
> > TIA,
> > Andrew Cutz
> > Internet: email@example.com
> > P.S. Please advise re: subscription to `sanet-mg' listserver !? AC
> > -------------------
> > Andrew Cutz, CIH
> > Occupational Hygiene Consultant Voice: (705) 267-6231
> > Professional and Specialized Services Fax: (705) 264-9196
> > Ontario Ministry of Labour
> > 273 Third Avenue, Suite 204 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Timmins, Ontario
> > Canada P4N 1E2