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How Avogadro Stays Safe

Avogadro has a comprehensive health and safety program that satisfies Federal OSHA requirements.  The program includes an Illness and Injury Prevention Program, site-specific safety plans, tailgate meetings, and training in safety awareness and procedures.  The basic elements include:  (1) written policies and procedures; (2) routine training of employees and supervisors; (3) safety awareness tests and audits; (4) medical monitoring when necessary; (5) use of personal protection equipment; (6) hazard communication; (7) pre-test safety meetings; and (8) routine surveillance of on-going test work, lab and shop activities.

All Avogadro project managers and test-team leaders are 40-hour HAZWOPER trained.  In addition, all field personnel are HAZCOM trained, BATC (Bay Area Training Consortium) certified, aerial platform (man-lift) certified, and 1st Aid and CPR trained.  Some personnel are MSHA trained for testing cement and mining operations.  A Field Work Safety Plan (FWSP), which is included in each test protocol, is prepared for every project for use by the project manager and his team.  The FWSP is required by the Avogadro Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and includes a site-specific job hazard analysis for all field work as well as emergency medical care locations.

Avogadro also participates in two separate contractor pre-qualification and safety management programs:  ISNetworld and PICS.

ISNetworld is a global resource for connecting corporations with safe, reliable vendors from capital-intensive industries.  ISN collects self-reported conformance information from vendors, verifies its accuracy, and then reports the results in an easy-to-follow format. This allows corporations to select those resources that best meet their safety requirements, while providing vendors and suppliers the opportunity to centralize their conformance information, saving time and gaining presence in the marketplace.  More information can be found on their website:  http://www.isnetworld.com.

PICS provides services to standardize and centralize the contractor qualification process for their consortium members, lessens the administrative burden on contractors, and minimizes the safety incidents for the contractors and operators.  More information can be found on their website:  http://www.picsauditing.com.