Case Study #1
Project: Cadmium Over-Exposure Response
Location: Orange County, California
Client: Confidential Company
CSC was requested to assist the corporation in assessing the extent of the contamination, assess the ventilation system that was used for the project, and assist in all communications in regards to a cadmium overexposure event with employees and union.
A personal air sample collected during a steam turbine repair project revealed that the monitored worker was exposed to cadmium in concentrations approximately 15 times higher than the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (5ug/m3).
A complicating factor in the project was the mistrust that had developed between employees, management and health and safety at this facility. Enlisting the help of a third party consultant was an excellent way of bypassing this mistrust and resolving the situation.
Clark Seif Clark assisted the client as follows:
Result:The employees expressed comfort and trust in CSCs conclusions. The shop was satisfactorily cleaned up. No take-home contamination was detected. The ventilation system was found to be unsatisfactory and required adjustments.