Hi Everyone, I know this isnt the correct forum for this sort of question but I would think someone knows about this
Ok I work in a shop which uses a panel saw, we cut all sorts of wood, worktops, ply wood, and MDF.
I and about 8 other staff are trained to use it.
We use "Disposable" dust masks when using the machine, however our boss has come up with a crazy idea of making us "Re-Use" the dust masks to save money (they cost £2.67), he has now give us a mask each and each time with use it put in a container with our name on it.
I've been doing this now for about a week and the mask is full of dust and mdf fibres, i think someone else has also been using my mask as it smells of cig smoke too.
Me and a few others don't think this is right and we should be using the masks once and throwing them in the bin, he wont let us order anymore unless they are damaged (Holes in them) or go missing etc.
Can anyone tell me if this sounds legal or should I ring health and safety about this