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Document ID (ISN)67547
CIS number 96-1703
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Valeriani L., Benvenuti F.
Title The Gran Sasso Laboratory: Technology and safety in underground workplaces
Original title Il laboratorio del Gran Sasso - tecnologia e sicurezza nei lavori in sotteraneo [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.7, No.1 (special issue), p.1-206. Illus.
Abstract This monograph deals with the occupational safety problems studied by ISPESL (Istituto Superiore Prevenzione e Sicurezza Lavoro) at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (GSL), located on the highway connecting Rome to L'Aquila in central Italy. This laboratory was built alongside the Gran Sasso tunnel (10.4km long) to allow unique experimental investigations of cosmic particles. Thanks to the thickness of the rock overburden, the underground laboratory is very efficiently shielded from cosmic rays and in addition the rock is characterized by a low level of natural radioactivity, thus only neutrinos and high energy particles can be detected. The GSL consists of three experimental halls and a series of connecting tunnels and service areas. Particular consideration was given to structural measures in building the different tunnels halls and special doors in order to prevent risks of fire, toxic fumes, explosions and falls of rocks. The measures adopted for ventilation and electrical equipments are also reported in detail. Safety and emergency measures are illustrated for external buildings and laboratories e.g. avalanche protection.
Descriptors (primary) protection against falls of rock; laboratory work; Italy; research establishments; explosion-proof construction; fire protection; underground work
Descriptors (secondary) avalanches
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Fires