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NIOSH Science Blog Posts about Oil and Gas

Selected Publications

Sudden Deaths Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers Resulting from Oxygen Deficiency and Inhalation of Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors — United States, January 2010–March 2015
CDC MMWR Jan. 15, 2016

NIOSH-OSHA Hazard Alert: Health and Safety Risks for Workers Involved in Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling at Oil and Gas Extraction Sites
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-108

NIOSH-Designed Technology Can Reduce Workers’ Exposure to Silica at Hydraulic Fracturing Sites
NIOSH Update November 4, 2015

Occupational Fatalities During the Oil and Gas Boom — United States, 2003–2013
CDC MMWR May 29, 2015

Evaluation of some potential chemical exposure risks during flowback operations in unconventional oil and gas extraction: preliminary results.
Esswein-EJ; Snawder-J; King-B; Breitenstein-M; Alexander-Scott-M; Kiefer-M
J Occup Environ Hyg 2014 Oct; 11(10):D174-D184

Injury rates on new and old technology oil and gas rigs operated by the largest United States onshore drilling contractor.
Blackley-DJ; Retzer-KD; Hubler-WG; Hill-RD; Laney-AS
Am J Ind Med 2014 Oct; 57(10):1188-1192

Journey management: A strategic approach to reducing your workers' greatest risk.
Hill-R; Retzer-K; O'Connor-M; Lincoln-J; Gunter-M
Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment 2014: The Journey Continues. Hughes B ed. Long Beach, California: Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2014 Jan; 3:1876-1882

Understanding silica exposure risks and controls for wellsite completions crews.
Snawder-J; Breitenstein-M; Esswein-E; Sieber-WK; Kiefer-M
Well Serv 2013 Sep/Oct; 54(5):14-18

Occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica during hydraulic fracturing.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. July 2013.

Keeping up with the oil and gas rush: NIOSH seeks to improve worker safety and health in the U.S. upstream oil and gas industry.
Esswein-E; Hill-R
Synergist 2013 Jun-Jul; 24(6):24-27

A review of the literature: motor vehicle safety initiatives in the oil and gas extraction industry.
Retzer-K; Hill-R; Burton-J
SPE Americas 2013: E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference, March 18-20, 2013, Galveston, Texas. Richardson, TX: Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE-163738-MS, 2013 Mar; :83-95

Motor vehicle fatalities among oil and gas extraction workers.
Retzer-KD; Hill-RD; Pratt-SG
Accid Anal Prev 2013 Mar; 51(1):168-174

Implementing an in-vehicle monitoring program: a guide for the oil and gas extraction industry.
Retzer-K; Tate-D
Protecting People and the Environment--Evolving Challenges: SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, September 11-13, 2012, Perth, Australia. Richardson, TX: Society of Petroleum Engineers, Paper No. 156535, 2012 Sep; :394-398

OSHA/NIOSH hazard alert: worker exposure to silica during hydraulic fracturing.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-166

Fatal injuries in the upstream U.S. oil and gas extraction industry
Well Servicing 2011 Sept/Oct; (52): 18-21

Mortality Statistics for the US Upstream Industry: An Analysis of Circumstances, Trends, and Recommendations
2011 SPE Americas E&P Environmental & Safety Conference, 21-23 March 2011, Houston, Texas.

Effective Training: A Case Study from the Oil and Gas Industry
Professional Safety, March 2011: 40-47.

NIOSH Field Effort to Assess Chemical Exposure Risks to Gas and Oil Workers
DHHS(NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-130 (January 2010) Español

Injury Risks among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers by Company Type and Size
2009 SPE Americas E&P Environmental & Safety Conference, 23-25 March 2009, San Antonio, Texas.

Fatalities Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers - United States, 2003-2006
MMWR 2008 Vol.57 / No.16: 429-431

Safety First!
Next Gen Oil & Gas 2007 Jan; (180):268732

Comprehensive Safety Recommendations for Land-Based Oil and Gas Well Drilling
DHHS(NIOSH) Publication No. 83-127 (September 1983)
This report analyzes the safety hazards to which workers are exposed during the drilling of land-based oil and gas wells.

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