Airborne occupational hazards in sewer systems by Amy Forsgren, Kristina Brinck

By Amy Forsgren, Kristina Brinck

Sewer structures fall into the class "out of sight, out of brain" – they seldom excite curiosity. but if issues get it wrong with the air within the sewer approach, they cross very flawed. effects should be dramatic and devastating: sewer staff killed immediately by means of toxic fuel once they raise a sewer lid, or whole suburban blocks levelled through explosions. This publication describes the atmospheric risks ordinarily present in the sewer process. It presents easily-understood reasons of the technological know-how in the back of the dangers, mixed with real-life examples of whilst issues went dramatically wrong.

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Ind. 5). There can be overlap between these industries, since H2S is produced by decaying organic matter, and organic matter is sometimes disposed of via sewer systems. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) that treat industrial wastewater can be exposed to sudden spikes of H2S; Tvedt has described an H2S poisoning at a WWTP, where decaying offal from an upstream shrimp processing plant caused an unexpected spike of H2S at the downstream WWTP [75]. Nikkanen and Burns [76] have reported on fatal H2S accidents from cleaning tanks at a fish hatchery.

A typical example of this is entering a valve chamber for a preventive maintenance inspection. The initial plans are only to inspect the piping and fittings; however, the inspection may reveal corrosion, which makes it necessary to replace piping or fittings as soon as possible. If the corrosion is very advanced, it may not be possible to loosen bolted flanges; pipe cutting and welding (hot work) may be needed. The initial hazard evaluation of the space was based only on inspection of the equipment.

86-110. S. Government Printing Office: Pittsburgh, PA. , and Roberge, B. Occupational safety during interventions in confined spaces. Safety Science, 79(2015), 19–28. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). (2007). Preventing deaths of farm workers in manure pits. NIOSH Publication No. 90-103. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control: Morgantown, WV. 1 Introduction This occurs only too often in our industry: A male city sewer employee entered a sewer by ladder.

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