From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] New Video on Oil and Gas Worker Safety
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:29:09 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: A80DEB28-B53E-4E32-B763-1E57DDDA011D**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org


September 2017 edition of Occupational Health Branch e-newsletter:
http://bit.ly/OHWTank

Workers at oil tank sites can be exposed to hydrocarbon gases and vapors, oxygen-deficient atmospheres, fires, and explosions when they open tank hatches to manually gauge or collect fluid samples. These preventable exposures can have immediate health effects, including loss of consciousness and death.

A new video is now available to reduce oil and gas worker injuries and fatalities from exposure to toxic gases during tank gauging. The video is a collaboration of the Occupational Health Branch (OHB) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

There are thousands of workers employed in oil and gas extraction in California ?? a workforce that is critical to the energy infrastructure of the nation. Workers at oil tank sites can be exposed to hydrocarbon gases and vapors, oxygen-deficient atmospheres, fires, and explosions when they open tank hatches to manually gauge (measure) fluid levels or collect fluid samples. These preventable exposures can have immediate health effects, including loss of consciousness and death.

Watch a new video from NIOSH and the California Department of Public Health on how to prevent tank gauging injuries and deaths: http://bit.ly/OHWTank.

Jennifer McNary, MPH, CIH
Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS)
Occupational Health Branch
California Department of Public Health

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