Assessment of the occupational hazards control in a offshore oil production platform

In this study, the authors aimed to understand occupational hazards and its control effect in an offshore oil production platform. in addition, the authors put forward the key control points of occupational hazard and further betterment measures. The results demonstrated that the main occupational hazards in this production were methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, xylene, hydrogen sulphide, methanol, iso-Pr alcohol, acetic acid, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, noise, heat, microwave radiation, power frequency electrical field, etc. The above-mentioned hazards might exist in each operation post in production. The inspection results showed the concentrations of methane, pentane, hexane, heptane, benzene, toluene, xylene, hydrogen sulphide, methanol, iso-Pr alcohol and acetic acid all matched the request of national occupational standards. Two individual noise measurement results (mechanician and electrician) had exceeded the request of national occupation standards, the noise when the emergency generator was on had exceeded the request of national standards, and the measurement results of microwave radiation and work frequency electrical field all met the request of national standards. The protective measures, rules and regulations aiming at the generated occupational hazards of this project are effective and feasible, and their occupational disease protective facilities can satisfy the requirements of occupational health acceptance.

Authors: Ning, Yu; Hou, Xujian ;Full Source: Zhiye Yu Jiankang 2012, 28(10), 1169-1172 (Chinese) ;