Health and Safety

Health and safety is a critical part of the Hempstead Intersection Street remediation project as we work to address the environmental impacts at the site and improve the environment. National Grid is committed to protecting the public, our workers and contractors and the environment from potential hazards that can occur as part of cleanup activities planned for the site.

Health and safety programs are comprised of careful planning, good communication and effective monitoring of the execution of the health and safety plans. Remediation work will be performed by qualified contractors that are appropriately trained and monitored, and is to be performed in accordance with applicable regulations. Health and Safety Plans have been developed for each remediation activity. Contractors are required to have employee training and medical monitoring programs, and are evaluated based on their compliance with established health and safety plans.

Public safety will be monitored under oversight from NYSDEC and NYSDOH using the Community Air Monitoring Program and a Traffic Control Plan. The Community Air Monitoring Program will include air monitoring at the construction / remediation site and also between remediation activities and nearby residential and commercial areas. Remediation of MGP wastes can produce unpleasant odors, and this will be controlled to the extent practicable by limiting the size of the area excavated; using foam to cover exposed waste materials and by occasionally stopping work if necessary. The Community Air Monitoring Plan has specified monitoring locations and concentrations that will determine when additional odor or emission controls must be used and when the work must stop to protect workers and the public.

The Traffic Control Plan will be used to manage traffic in and around the remediation activity and whenever trucks travel to and from the site. This program will include route planning for trucks and other vehicles, and coordination with local authorities and agencies on transportation safety issues.  A copy of the Traffic Control Plan may found in the Key Documents Section of this website.