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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

A Decision Process for Determining Whether to Conduct Responder Health Research Following Large Disasters

Health Hazard Evaluation of Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

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

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

NIOSH Interim Respiratory Protection Recommendations for Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

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

Potential Hazards to Deepwater Horizon Response Workers

Protecting Workers in Large-Scale Emergency Responses: NIOSH Experience in the Deepwater Horizon Response

Recommendations for Biomonitoring of Emergency Responders: Focus on Occupational Health Investigations and Occupational Health Research

Review of the OSHA-NIOSH Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Protecting the Health and Safety of Cleanup 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

OSHA: Keeping Workers Safe During Oil Spill Response and Cleanup Operations

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS): Oil Spill Emergency Response and Cleanup

Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Information

EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.epa.gov/bpspill

NOAA Responds to the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill

National Library of Medicine Crude Oil Spills and Human Health Resources

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response http://www.fws.gov/home/dhoilspill/

U.S. Government Restore the Gulf

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Selected studies on the human health effects of oil spills

 
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