Oral History Interviews on Historical Workplace Toxins

Proj. #:4773
Description: GE ROHAC has been interviewing people who worked at the Peterborough General Electric plant in order to establish a collective ‘map’ of where and when workers were exposed to carcinogenic toxins. Volunteers have found people to interview, have conducted the interviews, and transcribed the interviews. Volunteers have also compiled the information from the interviews into a list of toxins in use at various times and a ‘map’ of where in the plant they were used. The purpose of the project is to continue the process of interviewing former workers. The project will mostly involve interviewing people, but will involve some literature review/secondary source research and reading of the existing documentation in order to carry out the interviews and draw conclusions.