Blair Hawkins' Work Journal
Fri 3-11-2016. Day Off. Spring Break Day.
Thu 3-10-2016. Basement of Hotel D East Range. Day 4. One half complete. Remove asbestos vynil floor tile and asbestos floor mastic using ChemSafe 100C, MSDS here. Equipment (Neg Air #2, vacuum) stored onsite until Tuesday for remaining half of basement.
Help Sign Shop assemble a storage rack.
Scheduled to start Mon 3-21-2016. O-Hill Dining loading dock area, auto exhaust hazard. Remove pipe with asbestos insulation with electric saws-all (sparks) from steam tunnel 40 feet by 3 feet diameter. The lines are decommissioned, but the air and walls are hot. Meeting today with asbestos crew, supervisor, manager and safety consultant. (1) Dispute if it's a "permit required" confined space. (2) Temperature shutdown for safety would inconvenience nearby facilities needing heat. Actual temperature unknown. (3) When you become dehydrated, exhausted by heat, maybe breathing bad air, you will know it's time to exit the confined space. That is a myth. You will have impaired judgment and need a second person or time triggers to override your desire to work just a few more minutes. That's the point of the class. (4) Might not use this entry point and walk 300 feet in steam tunnel to this point. (5) The crewmember asking to follow the minimum safety procedures can sit this one out if it's deemed a normal space without guiding safety policies. (6) The work was partially completed a couple years ago, but the crew rebelled since there was no emergency and no temperature shutdown. So work was stopped and no shutdown is scheduled. (7) Onsite meeting scheduled next week to address these issues. Week 1, scroll down for example of how to handle situations like the tropical fish lab, the first work journal post and Clark Hall underground cistern, remove decommisioned lines in restricted space, cool air temperature.
Wed 3-9-2016. Basement of Hotel D East Range. Day 3.
Asbestos dumpster at Fontana.
Tue 3-8-2016. Basement of Hotel D East Range. Day 2.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Appreciation for Snow Duty.
Mon 3-7-2016. Basement of Hotel D East Range. Day 1. Remove asbestos vynil floor tile and asbestos floor mastic using ChemSafe 100-C (MSDS in Training). Neg Air #2 is deployed.