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Accession Number PB2013-102601
Title NIOSH Deepwater Horizon Roster Summary Report.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 37p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010, resulted in the deaths of 11 workers and injuries to another 17 workers. In the weeks and months afterward, large amounts of crude oil were emitted from the Macondo Well. As a result, tens of thousands of workers engaged in onshore and offshore containment and cleanup activities. Concerns about the potential effects of the spill on human and environmental health in the Gulf, including potential risks to response workers, prompted an unprecedented response from agencies across the Federal, state, and local governments. One of those responses involved experts from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) rostering containment and cleanup workers. NIOSH developed this prospective roster with the following objectives: (1) to create a record of those who participated in the Deepwater Horizon Response activities, (2) to collect information on the nature of their projected work assignments and the training they received, and (3) to create a mechanism for contacting them about possible work-related symptoms of illness or injury during and after the response, as needed. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a prospective, centralized roster of workers has ever been developed for an event of this magnitude.
Keywords Deaths
Deepwater Horizon
Demographic data
Health risk factors
Oil rig

Source Agency National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category 68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Author National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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