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NIOSH Testimony on Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing by R. A. Lemen, October 10, 1984.
NIOSH 1984 Oct:2 pages
This testimony presents information requested during the OSHA hearing on the proposed rule on oil and gas well drilling and servicing. The submitted material concerns fatalities of workers in Texas based on wells drilled and on well footage, a summary of fatalities and injuries in which either a safety belt was not in use or failed or when climbing a derrick without a climbing assist or fall arresting device, brief descriptions of four case studies of derrick collapses as a result of anchoring failures during drilling operations, a list of drilling rig site visits, a copy of the "Tabs" which were compiled during the development of the NIOSH publication about comprehensive safety for land based oil and gas well drilling, criteria for a recommended standard on confined spaces and on occupational exposure to hydrogen-sulfide (7783064), transcript of the meeting between NIOSH and the International Association of Drilling Contractors in Houston, the NIOSH report of a fatality at a West Virginia drilling rig, and the Industrial Ventilation Control Manual.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Oil-industry; Oil-refinery-workers; Oil-refineries; Petroleum-industry; Safety-equipment; Occupational-accidents;
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NIOSH, 2 pages
TX; VA; WV;
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