For a few weeks, I was working at a scenery shop in Florida. The shop is a toxic mess. They openly burn Styrofoam with little to no ventilation. The lumber is stacked upright inviting a dangerous tumble. The tools have no safety attachments, nor dust accumulation. The table saw doesn't even have a fence or guide. Not to mention no fire cabinets and the various hazardous chemicals are piled high.
When I first confronted the owner/manager about the burning of Styrofoam I was scolded. I often saw co-workers breathing toxic dust and using the table saw freehand. They, of course, appeared to be doing so as if they were intimidated. I was eventually let go for wanting too much "construct" to a working environment.
I'm not sweating the loss of the job. However, I feel I should do something for the safety of others.
Is there anyone I can contact about this?