Health hazard evaluation of Deepwater Horizon response workers
Published Date:September 13, 2010
Corporate Authors:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ; United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ;
Series:Health hazard evaluation interim report ; 6
NIOSH health hazard evaluation report ; HETA 2010-0115
Description:Health Hazard Evaluation Interim Report 6, September 13, 2010
Interim report reissued December 2012: front and back covers, lead and contributing authors, and acknowledgments were added to the original interim report.
On May 28, 2010, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from BP for a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The request asked NIOSH to evaluate potential exposures and health effects among workers involved in Deepwater Horizon Response activities. NIOSH sent an initial team of HHE investigators on June 2, 2010, followed by additional teams.
This letter is the sixth in a series of interim reports. As this information is cleared for posting, we will make it available on the NIOSH website (www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe). When all field activity and data analyses are complete we will compile the interim reports into a final report.
This report (Interim Report #6) includes several discrete components of our investigation. For each, we provide background, describe our methods, report the findings, and provide conclusions and, where appropriate, interim recommendations. The components included in this report are as follows:
• 6A – Evaluation of Acute Health Effects among Attendees at a United State Coast Guard Safety and Administrative Meeting; June 18, 2010
• 6B – Evaluation of response workers hospitalized in Louisiana from May 28 through June 22, 1020
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