Accession Number : ADA118179

Title :   A Crew Exposure Study. Volume II. At Sea.

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


Personal Author(s) : Astleford,W J ; Bass,R L ; Buckingham,J C ; Magott,R J

PDF Url : ADA118179

Report Date : 15 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 342

Abstract : An assessment of worker exposure to potentially hazardous gases, vapors, mists, and dusts in the marine bulk liquid transportation industry is provided. Methodology for characterizing occupational exposures of crewmen to cargo- and noncargo-related materials during vessel operations in port and at sea was established. The major elements of the project included (1) a background study, (2) development of an experimental plan, and (3) trial implementation of the plan on one test at sea. The background study consisted of a search of the open literature and discussions with international maritime organizations for relevant industrial hygiene/occupational health study data. Also, two round-trip voyages aboard a product tanker and a gasoline carrier were conducted to document sources which may pose potential inhalation or dermal exposures. The background study was used to develop an experimental plan for characterizing the occupational exposures aboard bulk liquid carrier. Ten voyages were identified as necessary to reflect a representative data base covering variations in equipment, procedures, and cargos. The experimental plan was implemented in the Deck Department on one voyage of a chemical carrier.

Descriptors :   *Industrial medicine, *Exposure(Physiology), *Hazardous materials, *Crews, *Industrial personnel, Industrial hygiene, Offshore drilling, Production, Platforms, Oils, Gases, Fluids, Toxicity, Vapors, Mist, Dust, Inhalation, Skin(Anatomy), Noise

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Mining Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE