The company I work for rents office space, and we have recently had fiberglass insulation coming through the air vents, often in largish chunks (think dust bunnies that you'd find under a bed after a year of not cleaning). At first I thought this was merely an inconvenience, until I realized that there were also innumerable tiny particles that I couldn't see, which I was most certainly breathing.
I drafted a letter to the building owner, which our company's president sent. They sent people to look at the HVAC unit on the roof directly above our (top-floor) office, and claimed to have found and cleaned up the problem, but they did nothing about cleaning the air vents or cleaning up the office.
I have been wearing a 3M respirator, which seems to be effective, but it looks silly in an office environment and it is annoying that I have to wear it.
No one else seems to be concerned about the problem enough to do anything*. What should I do?
*Update: since my posting this, the president has informed the building owner that the HVAC people have not solved the problem. He (the building owner) has sent a maintenance person with a ladder to climb up and inspect the vents and see what he can do. That is happening right now, but seems like an exercise in futility. It's hard to see how anything less than a thorough cleaning of the air ducts could possibly solve the problem.
In response to the close votes:
Could someone explain why this is off topic? The current close reason doesn't make sense to me, since
- This question is not asking about company-specific rules.
- This question does not ask for legal advice.
- This is not asking aboutt a specific company or position.