SBD took extensive precautions to protect the health and safety of the community and its employees. Work at the site was done in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including those of DEC, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Department of Labor, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the City of Buffalo.
SBD maintained a broad dust control and air monitoring program.
The placement of monitors provided broad coverage, regardless of wind direction. As the work proceeded along this large site, the monitors were relocated, if necessary, to continue to provide broad coverage of air quality. The aerial photograph shows the location of the air monitors. To view the data collected, select the date from the drop-down list and click "Change." Then, click on a monitor icon to view the data. If data from a particular monitor is unavailable, the monitor icon will not be clickable when that date is selected.
During project work, SBD posted the perimeter dust monitoring data on this web site. Action levels for dust were consistent with federal air quality dust standards. The system operated with a trigger level, which was set below the action level.
SBD provided security guards at the site 24 hours per day, seven days a week during the demolition and remediation project.
Workers who performed waste removal or handling of chemicals were trained as required by OSHA and the State of New York. Daily safety meetings were held to review project safety requirements and practices. Access to work zones were permitted only to those workers who were trained and were wearing appropriate equipment.