|Document ID (ISN)||103820|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Parra J.G., Ospina Ariza X.
||Health hazards faced by workers in the oil industry
||Peligros para la salud de los trabajadores de la industria del petróleo [in Spanish]|
||May-June 2004, Vol.50, No.295, p.54-71. Illus.
||This article describes the health hazards faced by oil industry workers, in particular as a result of the toxicity of hydrocarbons; it also proposes a hazard evaluation of this industry. Main topics covered: risks to health (chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards); hydrocarbon toxicity and toxicokinetics; toxicodynamics of the main aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylene); evaluation and management of the hazards resulting from oil industry activities (exploration, drilling, extraction, pipeline transport, storage, refining and chemical transformation); safety management systems adopted in the Colombian oil industry.
||hydrocarbons; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; petrochemical industry; health hazards
||toxic effects; Colombia; benzene; toluene; fire hazards; physical hazards; xylene; major hazards; chemical hazards; biological hazards; explosion hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Colombia|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations