The danger arrives with trucks bearing tons of sand. Off-loading that sand – which may contain up to 99 percent silica – can send clouds of thick dust into the air, exposing the lungs of fracking workers who are performing the task to serious inhalation hazards.
When there is a possibility that a large chemical spill could necessitate evacuating employees, establishing isolation zones, communicating with several different entities and coordinating response efforts with outside resources, it pays to be prepared.
On May 7, 2016, a 40-year-old Canton, Ohio, man had just left a family vacation in Walt Disney World in Orlando and was behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S, which he nicknamed “Tessy,” an all-electric compact vehicle that he had put 40,000 miles on in the first nine months he owned it.
From a systemic view, anyone paying attention to numerous employment dynamics during the past decade would conclude the safety, industrial hygiene and environmental fields are bleeding from a thousand cuts.