Health & Safety 

The Tar Ponds Cleanup Master Health and Safety Plan provides guidelines, requirements, and procedures to protect the health and safety of the public and any person associted with the cleanup who enters the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens site property. To view the Master Heath and Safety Plan click here.

All contractors and subcontractors working on the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Cleanup must comply with all aspects of the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency's Health and Safety Plan, including the medical surveillance protocol. This protocol requires that, before starting work, everyone working on the cleanup sites must have:

Full physical examination
Pulmonary function test including spirometry
Chest X-Ray and EKG
Blood work and urine tests deemed appropriate for hazardous waste work
Lead and arsenic screening
In addition, workers who may come into contact with sanitary sewage (for example, those working in the North or South Tar Ponds, or the Coke Ovens Brook Connector), must have hepatitis A & B and tetanus vaccinations.

To view the Project Health and Safety Program Project Information Sheet, click here.


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