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Document ID (ISN)103820
CIS number 05-99
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parra J.G., Ospina Ariza X.
Title Health hazards faced by workers in the oil industry
Original title Peligros para la salud de los trabajadores de la industria del petróleo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May-June 2004, Vol.50, No.295, p.54-71. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hydrocarbons; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; petrochemical industry; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; Colombia; benzene; toluene; fire hazards; physical hazards; xylene; major hazards; chemical hazards; biological hazards; explosion hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry