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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey at Shell Oil Company Refinery, Odessa, Texas.

Authors
Futagaki S
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 90-11, 1981 Apr; :1-7
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NIOSHTIC No.
00115399
Abstract
Worker exposures to carbon-monoxide (630080), hydrogen-sulfide (7783064), and benzene (71432) were surveyed at the Shell Oil Company Refinery (SIC-2911) in Odessa, Texas on December 19 and 20, 1978. The facility was surveyed as part of a NIOSH study of the industrial hygiene characteristics of petroleum refineries. Approximately 100 of the employees at the facility were assigned to the production areas surveyed. All employees received preplacement medical examination and periodic medical examinations. Air samples for carbon-monoxide, hydrogen-sulfide, and benzene ranged from 1 to 10, 1 to 5, and 1 to 5 parts per million, respectively. No detectable concentrations of nitrogen-dioxide, ammonia, or aromatic amines were found. The author notes that data provided by this survey allowed development of a survey protocol which reduced the scope of the NIOSH petroleum refinery study to three key types of process units; the fluid catalytic cracker unit, the delayed coker unit, and the asphalt processing unit.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-6; Health-surveys; Organic-solvents; Air-sampling; Oil-refineries
CAS No.
630-08-0; 7783-06-4; 71-43-2
Publication Date
19810421
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-162231
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-90-11
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TX; OH
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