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Document ID (ISN)108316
CIS number 08-896
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Durstenfeld B.
Title Big issues keep industrial hygienists focused on the big picture
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.70, No.2, p.67-69. Illus.
Abstract This article discusses toxic gas detection and monitoring in the oil and gas industry. Means of monitoring fall into one of three categories: worker or personal monitors, which typically are worn or carried by individuals to alert them when toxic gas exposures occur; integrating monitors, which are worn by workers to collect time-weighted and full-shift exposure data and are typically operated by industrial hygienists; remote or location-based wireless detectors that typically are used to monitor emissions on remote automated sites or to ensure safe entry into confined spaces. Other topics addressed: OSHA-mandated threshold limit values; personal protective equipment; biological monitoring; photoionization detectors; data management.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; toxic atmosphere detection; petroleum and natural gas industry; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) hydrogen disulfide; threshold limit values; radio communications; personal sampling; detection by photoionization; automation; electrochemical gas sensors; carbon monoxide; benzene; remote control; work in confined spaces; maintenance and repair; computer applications; public OSH institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry