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August 30, 2018

Air-purifying respirators approved for AN Farm – Aug. 30, 2018

Beginning Sept. 4, workers will have the option to use full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) equipped with filter cartridges for low-hazard, non-waste-disturbing work at Hanford’s AN double-shell tank farm. Offering workers the option to use of FFAPRs in the AN double shell tank farm is the […]
June 12, 2018

Vapors update June 12, 2018

Starting today, some workers in the AP tank farm will have the option to use full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) equipped with filter cartridges for low-hazard non-waste-disturbing work in the AP tank farm.
February 15, 2018

Vapors Update – Feb. 15, 2018

Respirator use in AP Farm; TCH article highlighting Senate bill protecting worker health; TCH article highlighting delay in vapors lawsuit; dates and times for next CVST meeting.  
January 18, 2018

Vapors Update Jan. 17, 2018

Using an air-line breathing system inside the tank farms can be a beneficial, but limited, alternative for workers wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in specific work activities, based on recent worker evaluations.
December 14, 2017

Vapors update – Dec. 14, 2017

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) and the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) have agreed to allow use of full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) in Hanford’s SY Farm for some work, which is consistent with a 2016 Memorandum of Agreement.  
December 8, 2017

APRs approved for use in SY Farm – Dec. 8, 2017

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) and the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) have jointly agreed to allow use of full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) in Hanford’s SY Farm for specific work evolutions. The decision is consistent with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for use of […]
June 8, 2017

Vapors weekly update – June 8, 2017

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to providing timely information about chemical vapors at Hanford’s tank farms. Read the latest installment in a series of weekly updates. This week’s topics: two SCBA units chosen to undergo field tests and opportunities for employee engagement.
March 30, 2017

Vapors Weekly Update – March 30, 2017

Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to providing timely information about chemical vapors at Hanford’s tank farms. Read the latest installment in a series of weekly updates. This week’s topics: use of air-purifying respirators in AP Farm, Hanford to conduct virtual state-of-the-site meeting, odors reported at […]