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   A family member working in an office building in New York City for state agency has a problem. There have been reports of bedbugs being found in the office (sniffer dogs, etc.) so they've been spraying....BUT!

    They're saying as little as possible to the workforce. Where they're spraying. What they're spraying. How long they plan to keep spraying. All of this is being kept a big dark secret. Dumpsters were provided for workers to get rid of things they could do without to make clean up easier - but they've been left sitting for weeks. There has been an information meeting called after an employee union forced it on management, but the way it was handled was less than satisfactory. And that's been about it - one meeting, no follow-up.

    So, what laws apply to a situation to this? How do they find out what they're being exposed to? What happens if someone gets sick - what kind of documentation will they be able to get? Who do they file complaints with? What government agencies cover this? Looking through OSHA, EPA websites has not given a lot of helpful information for this kind of situation.

     It's bad enough in private industry when something like this comes up - but government agencies can be a law to themselves on matters like this.

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