Our expert says:
Yes, it's your legal right to complain about this and see that action is taken to rectify the situation. Your employer should also inform you about dangerous substances you may come into contact with and how to protect yourself. It is indeed likely the fumes are causing or contributing to your headaches, especially if they get worse at work and and ease up when you are out of the work environment. Keep in mind there could be another cause or causes, but even if that were the case, you should not be exposed to potentially dangerous fumes. If you have an employee health and safety representative at work, you should complain via them. If you've tried and failed to get a response from your employer, then you should appeal to the Dept of Labour. I would also suggest posting your query to our Workplace Health Expert and Labour Lawyer.
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