Toward Building a Safe and Healthful Coal Gasification Industry.
Energy and The Environment, Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference, D. G. Nichols, E. J. Rolinski, R. A. Servais, L. Theodore, and A. J. Buonicore, Eds., American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dayton, Ohio 1978:513-518
The safety and health aspects of the coal gasification industry are reviewed. The technological status of the industry is briefly summarized. Health effects related to coal gasification technology, such as the exposure of large numbers of workers to new chemical products or combinations of products, the increased cancer risk caused by exposure to the fumes produced in the combustion and distillation of coal products, and worker exposure to noise and other safety hazards, are described. The development of the NIOSH recommended standard for employee exposures in coal gasification facilities is discussed. The process of criteria document development, which incorporates the results of an international literature search, site visits, evaluation of occupational records and health practices, analysis of engineering data, and industrial hygiene information, is summarized. The authors conclude that recommended health and safety standards for coal gasification facility employees will minimize the hazardous exposures of workers in this industry.
Coal-mining; Regulations; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Coal-gas; Safety-programs; Health-protection; Industrial-health-programs;
Energy and The Environment, Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference, D. G. Nichols, E. J. Rolinski, R. A. Servais, L. Theodore, and A. J. Buonicore, Eds., American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dayton, Ohio