Gulf Oil Spill

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Following its sampling plan, OSHA industrial hygienists are monitoring workers engaged in the oil spill clean up in the Gulf of Mexico for exposure to hazardous chemicals and conditions. These data tables provide sample results for chemicals, noise, and heat stress index measurements. Samples to assess airborne concentrations of oil, weathered oil, oil dispersants, cleaning agents and other materials as identified are taken. When evaluating worker exposure, direct reading instruments and shift-long sampling is performed in the actual breathing zone of workers. OSHA has also sampled areas that are periodically frequented by workers but the samples are not taken from the breathing zone of workers. Finally, OSHA has sampled directly over tar balls, inside bags containing contaminated materials, and other locations that do not represent worker exposure but provide information on the types of chemicals that may be coming off contaminated materials.

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OSHA_Direct_Read_Sampling Table

Gulf Oil Spill
Column Name Data Type Column Description
Column Name ESTAB_STATE Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Establish State Name
Column Name ESTAB_SITE_NAME Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Establish Site Name
Column Name ESTAB_SITE_NAME_OTHER Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Establish Site Name Other Details
Column Name SAMP_DATE Data Type DateTime Column Description Sample Date
Column Name SAMP_NO Data Type Int 32 Column Description Sample Number
Column Name OCC_CODE Data Type varchar (255) Column Description OCC Code
Column Name DES_SITU_ENCOUNTERED Data Type varchar (255) Column Description DES Situation Encountered
Column Name INSTRU_1 Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Instru 1
Column Name SUBSTANCE_AGENT Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Substance Agent
Column Name READING Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Reading

OSHA_NOISE_REPORT Table

Noise Report
Column Name Data Type Column Description
Column Name ESTABLISHMENT_STATE Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Establishment State
Column Name ESTABLISHMENT_NAME Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Establishment Name
Column Name SAMPLING_DATE Data Type DateTime Column Description Sampling Date
Column Name SAMPLING_NO Data Type Int 32 Column Description Sampling Number
Column Name EMPLOYEE_OCCUPATION Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Employee Occupation
Column Name EMPLOYEE_OCCUPATION_SPECIFY Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Employee Occupation Specify
Column Name DES_SITU_ENCOUNTERED Data Type varchar (255) Column Description DES Situation Encountered
Column Name SAMPLE_TYPE Data Type varchar (255) Column Description Sample Type
Column Name TOTAL_TIME Data Type DateTime Column Description Total Time
Column Name EXPOSURE_LEVEL Double Data Type Column Description Exposure Level
Column Name PEL Data Type varchar (255) Column Description PEL
Column Name OSHA_HC_LAVG Data Type Double Column Description OSHA HC LAVG
Column Name OSHA_HC_TWA Data Type Double Column Description OSHA HC TWA
Column Name OSHA_PEL_LAVG Data Type Double Column Description OSHA PEL LAVG
Column Name OSHA_PEL_TWA Data Type Double Column Description OSHA PEL TWA