(Oddball) Safety

So this category is called oddball safety and health consulting work because we get requests relative to worker safety health that doesn’t really fit into any of  the normal work that we do.  It really becomes pure consulting work because we’re faced with a set of situations or predicaments that are really under new rules,  guidelines,  or statutes and we have to try to help people make sure that their employees are safe.

Probably because we’ve been around as long as we have, and so many people know who we are, we get crazy calls on occasion that have nothing to do with any of the other normal safety health issues that we get involved in.  Recently, we had a doctor looking to rent space in a local city that had been used as a radiation center where people could go and get x-rays and MRIs .  He was not going to be performing that kind of work, but his concern about the space was ‘is there any residual residual radiation in the building’ i.e. ‘am I going to be exposed to radiation when I rent the building.’

We’ve had at least two or three different times where people with pacemakers work in a building and there’s an adjacent building or roofline where there are microwave antennas, radio antennas, telephone towers for cell service, etc.  The call we get is asking about any of the radiation that might emanate from those antennas affecting their pacemakers.

Perhaps one of the most unique projects we’ve done recently was a fairly comprehensive dust exposure study for a company that actually was having a hard time hiring people. The temporary service provider who toured the facility, stated that before they would place employees there they would need to know that the level of dust exposure is at a safe level. So we provided dust exposure monitoring to help them hire people as opposed to doing dust exposure monitoring to prove that their employees were exposed to safe levels of dust.