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 […]
November 29, 2017

Odors reported inside instrument facility Nov. 28, 2017

Three Hanford workers were cleared to return to work after receiving precautionary medical evaluations for odors reported today inside the 271-AW instrument building near AW Farm. Five others reported odors but declined medical evaluation. Workers were not in an area that requires use of a […]
November 16, 2017

Vapors update Nov. 16, 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 topic: the Industrial Hygiene Data Access & Visualization tool provides access to vapors-related information collected on […]
November 2, 2017

Vapors update Nov. 2, 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 topic: Project Management Institute recognized the AY-102 Recovery Project of the Year.
October 26, 2017

Vapors update Oct. 26, 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: WRPS safety culture survey results are out and opportunities for employee involvement.
October 19, 2017

UPDATE: Odors reported outside TX Farm on 10/18/17

Access has been restored to the area near TX Farm, in the 200-West Area, where six Hanford workers reported odors yesterday. The action was taken after industrial hygiene technicians collected air samples and results were less than the action level of chemicals evaluated. None of […]
October 18, 2017

Odors reported outside TX Farm – 10/18/17

Six Hanford workers have declined precautionary medical evaluation after reporting odors outside of TX Farm. None of the workers reported symptoms. The employees were preparing to perform electrical maintenance at the time of reported odors and were not in an area that requires use of […]
October 12, 2017

Vapors update Oct. 12, 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 topic: HaMMER 20th anniversary.