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Document ID (ISN)58371
CIS number 92-1308
ISBN(s) 0-471-93461-5
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Institute of Petroleum
Title Code of practice for the safe handling of drilling fluids
Bibliographic information John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Baffins Lane, Chichester PO22 9SA, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Nov. 1991. 26p. 27 ref.
Abstract This code of practice is concerned with the hazards of drilling fluids used in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Contents: principles of occupational health practice; roles and responsibilities; recognition of hazard and evaluation of the risk (drilling fluids and the drilling process; hazards from drilling fluids; information on drilling fluids constituents from manufacturers and suppliers; potential exposures); control of risk (outline of various control measures; surveys and monitoring; environmental aspects; information, instruction and training). An appendix lists mud constituents with a summary of their hazards, exposure limits, likely sources of exposure and appropriate means of control.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; harmful substances; petroleum and natural gas industry; health hazards; drilling and boring (rock, earth)
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; irritants; carcinogens; local exhaust; oil mist; mineral oils; supply of information; list of chemical substances; limitation of exposure; exhaust ventilation; legislation; directive; responsibilities; caustic substances
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry