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Document ID (ISN)50690
CIS number 88-1926
Year 1981
Convention or series no. DHHS-NIOSH PB 83-114-975
Title Guidelines for safe maintenance practices in petroleum refineries
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Information Systems Section, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Sep. 1981. Vol. 1 and 2. 359p.
Abstract Aspects covered in Vol.1: criteria for authorising maintenance; case histories of accidents and near misses; safety guidelines for authorisation of hazardous work. Aspects covered in Vol.2: comparison of NIOSH, OSHA and international standards; research needs; case histories. The authors recommend that an OSHA regulation incorporating the described performance criteria should not apply only to petroleum refineries, that additional investigation should be conducted to identify the affected industries, and that a programme for safety during maintenance activities should include management commitment and a maintenance safety plan as outlined in this report. Other recommendations include improving the NIOSH accident reporting system and establishing a standard of safe practices for hydroblasting.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; petroleum refining; maintenance and repair; USA
Descriptors (secondary) comment on standard; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry