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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.053

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT IN ROMANIAN SURFACE GAS EXTRACTION FACILITIES

L. I. Cioca, M. P. Stelea, R. I. Morarurof
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 403-410 pp

ABSTRACT
Depending on their nature, risks related with human activity can affect both the personnel directly involved in the working systems as well as those not participating in working processes, or the environment (due to pollution or industrial disasters). The main goal of the research was to identify, assess, prevent and control those occupational safety and health risks and stressors arising in or from the workplace which may cause injuries, illnesses, impaired health and well-being or significant discomfort among workers, the final goal being to decrease the number of accidents for workers at the surface facilities used to extract natural gas. The major risk taken into consideration which leads to the worst industrial accident in gas extraction is the risk of explosion. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to increase the safety degree of surface installations used for the extraction of natural gas by reducing occupational accidents and occupational diseases occurrence and consequences using radar charts as an indicator for the implementation level of legislation concerning Labor Safety and Health, as well as by substantiating the measures for improving work safety and health. The results obtained have facilitated an increased safety level for the Romanian surface installation used for natural gas extraction by achieving the goals we have pursued through the research conducted.

Keywords: natural gas, risk assessment, radar chart, compression station