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Document ID (ISN)37885
CIS number 82-942
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garcia L.L., Schulte H.F., Ettinger H.J.
Title Industrial hygiene study at the Anvil Points oil shale facility
Bibliographic information Nov. 1981, Vol.42, NO.11, p.796-804. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Area sampling and personal monitoring in the mining, transport, crushing, retorting, raw fines disposal and spent shale disposal areas of a pilot-scale oil-shale processing facility were used to determine the occupational hazards which might exist in commercial scale operations due to exposure to dust, gases, vapours and organic materials. Ventilation was inadequate at the working face in underground mining rooms. The quartz content of dust in mining areas was 5-9%. Total dust and respirable dust levels would exceed ACGIH TLV's for continuous 8h shifts in mining areas, around crushers and retorts, and in spent-shale disposal areas. Exposure to carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon gases was high in retort areas. Improved dust control and capture methods, control of organic materials and gases escaping in the retort area and eliminaiton of worker contact with potentially carcinogenic organic materials in spent shale, were recommended.
Descriptors (primary) dust control; hydrocarbons; oil shale industry; respirable dust; silica
Descriptors (secondary) carbon monoxide; aromatic hydrocarbons; vibration; exposure evaluation; gaseous effluents; polycyclic hydrocarbons; underground mining
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry