Avogadro

Safety

Avogadro Environmental Corporation is committed to providing a safe work environment that protects the health and well-being of its employees and property and its client’s employees and property.

Every test program is assigned a program manager, who is responsible for all aspects of the services provided.   Included in this responsibility is the assurance that the project is completed in a safe manner.  Avogadro implants a site-specific health and safety plan for any project that is evaluated to pose potential exposures to hazardous situations for either Avogadro’s employees or the client’s employees.  Depending on the size and scope of the air quality evaluation, an H&S checklist may be developed instead of a site-specific health plan.  The health and safety rules that are mandated by each of our client’s will be always be followed by all Avogadro employees at all times when we are on an applicable job site.

Avogadro’s health and safety mission: There is no job or objective so important that we will risk the safety or health of any employee to achieve it.

Avogadro’s Health and Safety Policy is a three tiered program.  Management, having established this policy, pledges to support it.  Program Managers and Supervisors will support this policy and will be responsible for the safety of the employees under their direction, assuring that established safety procedures are observed.  They will also advise management or other appropriate parties of any hazardous conditions, which require correction.  All employees, as a condition of employment, will support this policy by working safely and abiding by the safety practices and policies that have been established.

As part of our on-going commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees, Avogadro’s corporate health and safety plan outlines our policies for the following:  hazard communications, ladders and scaffolding, blood-borne pathogens, respiratory protection, lockout / tagout, drug and alcohol policy, compressed gas cylinder safety, fire protection, hearing conservation, new-hire safety training, medical monitoring, site-specific health and safety plans, periodic safety reviews and use of material safety data sheets.

Each employee is issued a copy of the “Safety Guidelines Handbook”, which is published by the Source Evaluation Society.  This handbook, which applies specifically to the safety and health issues of stack testing, is read by each employee prior to any work in the field.  Topics that are covered in the training, include access to stack testing locations, ambient temperatures, annular sampling locations, chemical exposure, cylinder gas safety, electrical exposure, flare testing, flat roof fall protection, handrails, hazardous chemicals, hoisting requirements, lab ventilation and working with hoods, man-lift criteria, maximum hours per workday, personal protective equipment, platform areas, pre-test  survey meetings, roof top sampling, safety checklists, scaffolding requirements and training.

Avogadro strives to provide continual health and safety training for all its employees to ensure that all work that is completed at a client’s facility is performed accurately and without incident.  In order to achieve this goal, continual training and/or program implementation is provided in the following areas:

  • OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and the annual 8-hour refresher.
  • Medical monitoring program.
  • Respiratory protection training and fit- testing.
  • Hearing Conservation Program.
  • Proper eye, head and foot protection (PPE)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Part 46 training initially and annual refresher training.  Our MSHA regulated customers provide the site specific training needed to work at their location.
  • DOT hazardous material transportation training.
  • Hazard Communication (HazCom).
  • Aerial man-lift certification.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.