Accession Number : ADA118178

Title :   A Crew Exposure Study. Volume I. Offshore.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Jul 80-15 May 82 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX ENGINEERING SCIENCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Astleford,W J ; Bass,R L ; Buckingham,J C ; Morrow,T B ; Pish,R H

PDF Url : ADA118178

Report Date : 15 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 320

Abstract : The objective of this project was to characterize the exposure of offshore drilling and production workers to potentially hazardous aerosols (gases, vapors, mists, and dusts) and liquids that may be encountered during their work activities. An evaluation of exposure to noise was also included in the project activities. The major elements of the Phase I project were (1) a background study, (2) development of an experimental plan, and (3) implementation of the experimental plan for exposure to aerosols and liquids on one offshore observation of seven days duration. The background study included (1) a search of technical literature, and a review of current laws and regulations that apply to offshore facilities, (2) contacts with both domestic and international organizations with an interest in offshore operations, and (3) observation visits to fifteen offshore production and drilling facilities.

Descriptors :   *Industrial medicine, *Exposure(Physiology), *Hazardous materials, *Crews, *Ship personnel, Industrial hygiene, Tanker ships, Barges, Chemicals, Toxicity, Inhalation, Skin(Anatomy), Vapors, Dust, Mist, Gases, Work, Scheduling, Cargo handling, Tanks(Containers), Cleaning, Ventilation, Marine transportation

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE