I work for a cosmetics company,
The company is owned by a bigger company (who make tools) [no idea why they would buy a hand made soap company!]
there is very little ventilation where i work, I am getting really ill from it, im going back to the doctor today.
The main chemical is sodium hydroxide or lye and fragrances. But i think the main problem is just, lack of oxygen.
I get very bad headaches and feel drwosy and confused - every day!
I have mentioned this to the employer but she couldnt care less and would have no problem sacking me (or bullying me so much i quit) if i bring it up again.
When the H&S exec came round to check the tool company a couple of years ago she made me lock the soap place and take the signs down so they didnt know it was there.
I am getting really stressed as she is a psychotic bully, and since im the only person she employes I cant go talk to someone about it.
Id be thankful for any advice.
PS yes i am looking for a new job but there is not much around I keep sending off cv's but no luck so far.
I am actually worried I might be doing damage to my lungs.
They also have asbestos tiles on the floor - a few of which are cracked!