Protecting Health and Safety

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Honeywell is committed to protecting the health and safety of onsite workers and the surrounding public. All construction workers are trained to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and participate in daily safety meetings. As part of the cleanup construction work, Honeywell is implementing a detailed Health and Safety Plan approved by EPA and NJDEP. Every site worker is authorized to stop construction work if he or she observes unsafe conditions.

Mobile air monitoring unit

Mobile air monitoring unit

Air Quality, Odors, and Dust Prevention

A major component of the Health and Safety Plan is an air quality monitoring program to protect workers and the surrounding public. The air quality monitoring program addresses odors, dust prevention, and best practices to meet government air quality health standards.

Air Monitoring; Results Posted Below

Five background air samples were collected over two weeks in October 2016, before any intrusive, below-ground activities began. Results were used to quantify the existing levels of any dust and volatile organic compounds already in the air. Results also were used by the agencies to adjust action and alert levels in the air monitoring plan. Action levels, which are set above the background levels, define the steps the contractor will take to meet the plan's air requirements.

Stationary air monitoring unit

Stationary air monitoring unit

During intrusive work and implementation of the remedy, the air monitoring system includes multiple fixed and mobile units around the site, placed to provide coverage for wind coming from any direction. Air is monitored for dust and site-related contaminants to safeguard air quality at the perimeter of the project site. Air quality monitoring sensors alert at a low "warning level" to allow action to be taken before dust or site-related contaminants reach the government action levels. A full-time air quality specialist monitors the system and is authorized to stop work if necessary.

Air monitoring results, which are collected in real-time, are reviewed by technicians against air quality criteria established for the project, and are posted here normally within one business day.

Air samples are also collected for laboratory analysis of individual chemicals. The results will supplement the real-time air monitoring to confirm that the surrounding community is not exposed to emissions from the site above allowable levels during the implementation of the remedy. In accordance with the air monitoring plan, a minimum of one air sample will be collected per week for the duration of the project. The actual quantity will be adjusted based on the results obtained.

Because there is a potential for odors to linger in the air after the work day we will extend the air monitoring program one hour beyond intrusive activities and implementation of the remedy.

To view the data collected, select a date from the drop-down list and click "Change" (dates not shown in the list have no data available). Then, move your cursor over a monitor icon to view the data. Click "View wind direction & speed" to see a graph of the wind conditions for the selected date.

Select a date:

Monitor FD-08

Monitor FD-07

Monitor FD-03

Monitor FD-06

Monitor FD-05

Monitor 93-03

  • No intrusive activities

Monitor FD-01

Monitor 93-04

  • No intrusive activities

Monitor FD-04

Monitor FD-02

Monitor 93-01

  • No intrusive activities

Monitor 93-02

  • No intrusive activities
Monitor FD-08 Monitor FD-07 Monitor FD-03 Monitor FD-06 Monitor FD-05 No Data Available for Monitor 93-03 Monitor FD-01 No Data Available for Monitor 93-04 Monitor FD-04 Monitor FD-02 No Data Available for Monitor 93-01 No Data Available for Monitor 93-02
Weather Data

View wind direction & speed gathered on January 19, 2018 from monitor FD-03.

View wind direction & speed gathered on January 19, 2018 from monitor FD-08.