|Document ID (ISN)||50690|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS-NIOSH PB 83-114-975
||Guidelines for safe maintenance practices in petroleum refineries
||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.
||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.
||occupational safety; petroleum refining; maintenance and repair; USA
||comment on standard; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Petroleum and natural gas industry