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Document ID (ISN)104558
CIS number 06-79
ISSN - Serial title 1542-8117 - AIHA Journal
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maher N.
Title The application of a job-exposure matrix in the natural gas industry
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2003, Vol.64, No.6, p.806-814. 20 ref.
Abstract This article describes the use of a job exposure matrix for the design, implementation and analysis of a questionnaire to profile jobs in natural gas pipeline operations with respect to possible hazardous exposures. The categories of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological, and psychological hazards were surveyed. The first stage of the project was to formulate and confirm a list of hazardous agents present within the pipeline operations. The second stage involved the collection of data about whether a particular hazardous agent was present at a location, and if so, which workers were exposed to it, and at what intensity and frequency they were exposed. The final stage of the project was to critically examine and validate the data collected. Uses of the resulting database are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) natural gas; petroleum and natural gas industry; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomics; questionnaire survey; stress factors; physical hazards; biological hazards; medical supervision; chemical hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Exposure evaluation