Environmental/Occupational Paper 2
In this assignment, you will be a health and safety manager of ExxonMobile that has an oil and gas manufacturing facility in Texas.
This paper will address chemical hazards in the workplace:
- Identify two hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed in your facility.
– Hydrofluoric acid (HF)
- Explain the routes by which workers can get exposure to these chemicals and the associated potential health risks.
- Choose one method to sample for each of these chemicals in the facility. Justify your choice.
- Consider how the hazards may be controlled and select the best approach, the one that protects workers best.
Length: The SLP assignment should be 3-4 pages, APA format, scholarly sources required, use subheadings. (Please use 1 or 2 resources below)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Workplace safety & health topics: Chemicals. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html
Levy, B. S., Wegman, D. H., Baron, S. L., & Sokas, R. K. (Eds.) (2011). Section I.2: Recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental disease and injury. In Occupational and environmental health: Recognizing and preventing disease and injury (6th ed., pp. 23-54). New York: Oxford University Press.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/oilgaswelldrilling/safetyhazards.html
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Industrial hygiene. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/industrial_hygiene/industrial_hygiene.html
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Sampling and analysis. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/samplinganalysis/
CDC. (2018, April 04). Retrieved from https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/benzene/basics/facts.asp
Hydrofluoric acid resource:
Denney, B. (2012). Hydrofluoric acid: What you need to know. EMSWorld.Com, Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.trident.edu/docview/1465623207?accountid=28844
Information source only:
Beans, L. (2017, September 18). 10 Most Toxic Ingredients Used In Coal, Oil and Gas Production. Retrieved from https://www.ecowatch.com/10-most-toxic-ingredients-used-in-coal-oil-and-gas-production-1881837429.html
How Oil Workers Are Exposed to Benzene. (2019, November 19). Retrieved from https://www.steventituslaw.com/blog/benzene-exposure-to-oil-field-workers/
Buhl 10.10.2018, L., Varanasi 06.03.2020, A., & Chesler 03.25.2019, C. (2019, September 30). Should Oil Refiners Be Using Hydrofluoric Acid? Retrieved from https://undark.org/2018/10/10/hydrofluoric-acid-oil-refining-explosion/