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Titolo:
Benzene and total hydrocarbons exposures in the downstream petroleum industries
Autore:
Verma, DK; Johnson, DM; Shaw, ML; des Tombe, K;
Indirizzi:
McMaster Univ, Occupat & Environm Hlth Lab, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada McMaster Univ Hamilton ON Canada L8N 3Z5 ab, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
Titolo Testata:
AIHAJ
fascicolo: 2, volume: 62, anno: 2001,
pagine: 176 - 194
SICI:
1529-8663(200103/04)62:2<176:BATHEI>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GASOLINE VAPOR EXPOSURES; EVOLUTION PROCESS; SERVICE STATION; WORKPLACE; OIL; WORKERS; HEALTH;
Keywords:
benzene; occupational exposure; petroleum industry; total hydrocarbons;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
59
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Verma, DK McMaster Univ, Occupat & Environm Hlth Lab, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada McMaster Univ 1200 Main St W Hamilton ON Canada L8N 3Z5 , Canada
Citazione:
D.K. Verma et al., "Benzene and total hydrocarbons exposures in the downstream petroleum industries", AIHAJ, 62(2), 2001, pp. 176-194

Abstract

A review of studies, including both articles published in peer reviewed journals and reports that were not peer reviewed, regarding occupational exposure to benzene and total hydrocarbons in the downstream petroleum industryoperations was performed. The objective was to provide a broad estimate ofexposures by compiling exposure data according to the following categories: refinery, pipeline, marine, rail, bulk terminals and trucks, service stations, underground storage tanks, tank cleaning, and site remediations. The data in each category was divided into personal occupational long-term and short-term samples, The summarized data offers valuable assistance to hygienists by providing them with an estimate and range of exposures. The traditional 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) exposure and the 40-hour workweek do not generally coincide with exposure periods applicable to workers in marine, pipeline, railcar, and trucking operations. They are more comparable with short-term exposure or task-based exposure assessments. The marine sector has a large number of high exposures. Although relatively few workers are exposed, their exposures to benzene and total hydrocarbons are sometimesan order of magnitude higher than the respective exposure limits. It is recommended that in the future, it would be preferable to do more task-based exposure assessments and fewer traditional TWA long-term exposure assessments within the various sectors of the downstream petroleum industry.

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