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Occupational hazards in onshore upstream unconventional natural gas extraction

Allison, Megan A. (2013) Occupational hazards in onshore upstream unconventional natural gas extraction. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Occupational hazards of the oil and gas workforce are of interest due to oilfield occupations presenting high risks, and the little known regarding chronic exposures and health effects faced by this workforce. Public health officials and media alike, centering attention around the general population, have overlooked a population likely to have higher exposure rates over longer durations than the general population, while the workforce remains underserved. As a result, this essay intends to identify and detail the public health importance of the occupational hazards of oil and gas extraction workers, specifically in onshore upstream unconventional fields as well as make recommendations for action and research.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Allison, Megan A.
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjpp16@pitt.eduJPP16UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLiang, Xuxuliang@pitt.eduXULIANGUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Occupational, Hazards, Exploration, and, Production, Shale, Drilling, Shale, Gas
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 20:09
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 19:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18502

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