Monday, April 16, 2007

That smell you smell? Not Evergreen! Must be your upper lip!

Evergreen Pulp is having a week long shutdown to upgrade some of the environmental issues that have been pertinent. I personally do not enjoy these shutdowns, as they cause safety and environmental situations we are not faced with day to day. I had to find, test, fix, and adjust to fire safety hazards for contractors and also explain lock out tag out protocol. I actually had one tag out procedure with an oiler show that we had problems procedurally within our own in house process. Not good in the scope of things. I had to do many hours of clean up and maintenance that I normally would not have to do. I worked 14 hours. Tomorrow probably 16. The shut down can not end fast enough for most in the mill.

4 comments:

Stu said...

Richard, Monday at about 11:00 A.M. there was such a strong smell of sulfur outside that I had to shut all my windows and doors. It was the strongest blast of sulfur I have ever smelled. Ten minutes later it was completely gone. Could that odor have been coming from Evergreen, or was the little old lady next door making a large batch of devilled eggs?

Anonymous said...

Richard has swallowed the corporate line on multiple occasions. The guy regularly works 14+ hours a day month after month, but to Richard its just a temporary thing.....

samoasoftball said...

Stu- Yes. something at the mill was not right. You would think they would let us workers in the mill know what was up. Today it was worse! The smell dissipated at around 10am.

10:29am-Tell me who you are you wiener. It is kind of ironic that I am prosecuted by workers at the mill for my environmental stance, and then I have pot shots from others not at the plant. Bite me. (After another 14 hour shift)

Jennifer Savage said...

I'm not worried about the smell... but how do I know which way the wind is blowing when I'm driving over the bridges and thinking about checking the surf?! :)

Whenever the mill's not on, I realize just how often I refer to those smokestacks -- a lot.