Thread regarding Honeywell International Inc. layoffs

N95 masks mandatory Jan 21 to solder at Aero Olathe

Not a OSHA mandate, but a new Honeywell rule to be able to solder.
Have to fill out a long medical questionnaire asking detailed questions about all medications you take, any back injuries, bad knees,etc. Definitely HIPA violations. Just to wear a mask. Low turnout and compliance so far. Plus beards are now forbidden due to the mask. I wonder if all facilities are adapting this site. Work won’t get done if that many people are in noncompliance.

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Post ID: @OP+1eLrj9Fh

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I remember back in late 80's when two summer coop students turned what to be whistle blowers and tried to shut down the hand soldering operation at Olathe after reading the label on the Solder Spools. They contained "LEAD"! Can you believe that!! I guess the two coop students were hired and still there!!! Actually, my take with the N95s are that the factory is using up excess inventory and making bank from the gov!

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Post ID: @krxn+1eLrj9Fh

Honeywell setup a supply chain to manufacture N95 mask at the request of the federal government. They were promised a solid profit. That did not happen when people stopped wearing mask or elected for other type of masks. Honeywell had to let 70% of their staff go that were working on the lines. The push for N95 mask is to help the companies gain a profit as promised. Nothing more. Follow the money!

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Post ID: @2cdv+1eLrj9Fh

Based on how it is being rolled out, with the recent addition of snorkels at soldering benches, I can safely presume that Honeywell or another similar company got handed a lawsuit for exposure and are now having to go overboard mitigating risk.

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Post ID: @1qyy+1eLrj9Fh

My site has masks required in many areas.
Paint shop, sand blast area, grinding area to name just a few.
There is a detailed form to fill out, learning hub training, live training with HSE manager and certification. Sticker for your badge. The whole deal. And repeat on an annual basis.
Been going on for 22 years that I know of.
How come people are so up in arms now days?
Just looking for something to have your feelings hurt about?
Worried about data privacy? You probably put every time you fa-t on Facebook.

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Post ID: @1mxg+1eLrj9Fh

OP: I'm a retired Aero Honeywell Health, Safety & Environmental engineer. There certainly are OSHA requirements for employee exposure to gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists. HS&E determines an employee's exposure with breathing-zone air samples measured by monitors that a sampling of operators wear during a work shift. It's nothing new, the personal protective equipment is simply for your safety and has been going on many years.

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Post ID: @1wwb+1eLrj9Fh

Medical clearance and fit testing isn't anything new, it's required for respiratory protection. All of the sites are reviewing their soldering work and exposure levels.

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Post ID: @1heo+1eLrj9Fh

Remember to check data privacy policy which among other things, says they can only collect the minimum amount of info necessary for business purposes. Report any violations if they ask questions that aren't necessary for them to know.

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Post ID: @1kdx+1eLrj9Fh

That’s how n95 works. It’s not a Honeywell thing. Medical clearance and fit testing.

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Post ID: @1sad+1eLrj9Fh

Dont comply. Make them fire you. Sue until they rename the company in your name.

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