May 14, 2019


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NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Specifically, the Agenda for Oil and Gas Extraction is intended to identify the knowledge and actions most urgently needed to promote safety and health in the oil and gas extraction industry. One of the research agenda’s objectives is to reduce exposures to hazards and their health effects in workers. To achieve this objective, NIOSH industrial hygienists conduct industrial hygiene evaluations in cooperation with industry partners to identify potentially hazardous occupational exposures at oil and gas exploration and production worksites. Past evaluations have identified hazardous exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) during hydraulic fracturing and to hydrocarbon gases and vapors during manual tank gauging operations. This presentation will provide an update on recent NIOSH industrial hygiene research looking at well drilling, fluid transfer operations, and RCS controls.

 


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Speaker: Bradley King, PhD
Speaker Bradley King, PhD
Bradley King is a certified industrial hygienist at CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. He earned his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. King joined NIOSH in 1999 as an industrial …

Bradley King is a certified industrial hygienist at CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. He earned his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. King joined NIOSH in 1999 as an industrial hygienist in the Health Hazard Evaluation program, responding to requests from workers, employers, and union officials to investigate occupational exposures at a wide variety of worksites around the country. He currently works in NIOSH’s Western States Division in Denver, Colorado; current research interests include evaluating occupational exposures in the upstream oil and gas industry.

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Organizer

Angelo Pinheiro, CSP


Date and Time

Tue, May 14, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Marathon Oil Tower & Conference Center

5555 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056

Visitors Parking has 3 levels. There are 2 elevators (V) for you to take to the LOBBY level. At the lobby: When you exit the elevator, you will see 6 other elevators Take any one of these 6 (C) UP to the 10th level Exit the elevators to the Conference …

Visitors Parking has 3 levels.


There are 2 elevators (V) for you to take to the LOBBY level.


At the lobby:


When you exit the elevator, you will see 6 other elevators


Take any one of these 6 (C) UP to the 10th level


Exit the elevators to the Conference Center

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