Control technology assessment for coal gasification and liquefaction processes, Rockwell International 3/4 TPD CS/R Hydrogasification Integrated Process Development Unit, Santa Susana, California.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 119-28b, 1982 Apr; :1-32
A control technology survey was conducted at Rockwell International (SIC-1211), Canoga Park, California in September, 1981 to study control technologies currently in use for preventing occupational exposures to hazardous agents in coal conversion facilities. The integrated process development unit which was under construction was surveyed. The site was built into the side of a canyon. Blowout barriers extended on two sides to channel plumes or explosions away from the site to a controlled area. Work practice guidelines were planned to supplement engineering controls. Health and safety guidelines were also planned as part of the operations manual, along with employee training sessions prior to test runs. Management review, certification programs, and controlled access were part of the projected administrative controls. Participation in a medical surveillance program was required for all workers, including complete work and medical histories, and complete annual physicals. Personal protective clothing and equipment were provided as needed, depending on the system and type of hazard involved. The author concludes that the company's industrial hygiene staff is working to develop provisions for a health and safety program for the site and is evaluating hazards based on prior program experience and literature review.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Control-technology; Field-Study; Coal-gasification; Fuel-production; Safety-engineering; Health-programs; Occupational-hazards; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Safety-education; Region-9
Field Studies; Control Technology
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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