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DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE: Gulf of Mexico Oil Cleanup

Cleanup workers picking up tar balls on a Florida beach

Health Hazard Evaluation of Deepwater Horizon Response Workers: Final Report
Summarizes evaluations made during the course of the offshore and onshore HHE investigations and describes the conditions and characteristics encountered during the event.

Deepwater Horizon Roster Summary Report [PDF - 2,367 KB]

RESOURCES

NIOSH GUIDANCE

Chemical Exposure Assessment Considerations for Use in Evaluating Deepwater Horizon Response Workers and Volunteers

Health Hazard Evaluation of Deepwater Horizon Response Workers: Interim Reports

Managing Traumatic Incident Stress for Deepwater Horizon Response and Volunteer Workers

Medical Pre-Placement Evaluation of Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

Medical Pre-Placement Evaluation Indicators for Health Professionals

NIOSH/OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Deepwater Horizon Response Workers and Volunteers

Protecting Workers and Volunteers Responding On-Shore to Hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico

Reducing Occupational Exposures while Working with Dispersants During the Gulf Oil Spill Response

OTHER NIOSH RESOURCES

Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Response
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-117

Managing Your Stress: Tips for Deepwater Horizon Response and Volunteer Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-155

Health Hazard Evaluation Report on the Exxon/Valdez Alaska Oil Spill

NIOSH Presentation at the Institute of Medicine Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Workshop: Response of the Federal Government to Health Issues

NIOSH Interim Respiratory Protection Recommendations for Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

Potential Hazards to Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

Science Blog: NIOSH's Role in the Deepwater Horizon Response

Tips for Deepwater Horizon Workers

HAZARD INFORMATION

All hazards
Benzene
Chemical dispersants
Chemical hazards
Fatigue
Fuel oils
Heat stress
Hurricanes
Mosquitoes
Poisonous plants
Respiratory protection
Snakes
Stinging insects
Stress
Sun exposure

OTHER GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

HHS Safety and Training of Oil Spill Response Workers and Volunteers

CDC 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Selected studies on the human health effects of oil spills
 
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  • Page last updated: February 21, 2012
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