SBD is taking extensive precautions to protect the health and safety of the community and its employees. Demolition activities at the former Buffalo Color site have been completed and a significant majority of the site has been remediated. Work at the site has and will continue to be completed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including those of NYSDEC, 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.
During the remaining remediation work, SBD will maintain a broad dust control and air monitoring program.The placement of monitors provides 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 posts the perimeter dust monitoring data on this web site. Action levels for dust are consistent with federal air quality dust standards. The system operates with a trigger level, which is set below the action level. If dust concentrations reach this trigger level we will stop the work. If the dust level cannot be maintained below the action level, we will stop the work until the activity suspected of generating the dust is stopped.
SBD provides security guards at the site 24 hours per day, seven days a week during the demolition and remediation project.
Workers who perform waste removal or handling of chemicals are trained as required by OSHA and the State of New York. Daily safety meetings are held to review project safety requirements and practices. Access to work zones will be permitted only to those workers who are trained and are wearing appropriate equipment.