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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 pass very mistaken. effects should be dramatic and devastating: sewer employees killed immediately through toxic fuel after they elevate a sewer lid, or complete suburban blocks levelled by means of explosions. This booklet describes the atmospheric hazards ordinarily present in the sewer approach. It presents easily-understood motives 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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Queen’s Printer, Government of Alberta, Department of Employment and Immigration: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 8. Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology Database. (1986). Insufficient oxygen level in sewer claims the life of plumbing contractor in Georgia, incident FACE 8654. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare: Washington, DC. Accessed December 13, 2015. 9. Decker, J. A. et al. (1998). Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

14 Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems Rescuing coworkers who are trapped in confined spaces is challenging and dangerous. Estimates vary, but it seems clear that between one-quarter and one-half of all workers who die in confined spaces were trying to rescue other workers. It is human nature to offer assistance to those in peril; but sadly, the untrained rescuer tends to die along with the trapped worker whom they were trying to save. 3 Testing the Atmosphere Training the worker in the hazards is, in our opinion, the most important step to reducing the risk.

Occupational Medicine, 46(5), 367–371. -H. S. J. (2003). Hydrogen sulfide: Human health aspects. Concise international chemical assessment document 53. World Health Organization: Geneva, Switzerland. Sewer Entry Guidelines. (2010). Workplace Health and Safety Bulletin CH037. Queen’s Printer, Government of Alberta, Department of Employment and Immigration: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. , Vaughn, J. , and Sanger, K. (2011). Distribution/collection certification study guide. Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality: Oklahoma City, OK.

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