Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems

1st Edition

By Amy Forsgren, Kristina Brinck

CRC Press

257 pages

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Description

Sewer systems fall into the category "out of sight, out of mind" – they seldom excite interest. But when things go wrong with the air in the sewer system, they go very wrong. Consequences can be dramatic and devastating: sewer workers killed instantly by poisonous gas when they lift a sewer lid, or entire suburban blocks levelled by explosions. This book describes the atmospheric dangers commonly found in the sewer system. It provides easily-understood explanations of the science behind the hazards, combined with real-life examples of when things went dramatically wrong.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Confined spaces; Hydrogen Sulphide,Part 2: Toxicology; Biomarkers for Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning; Methane and Natural Gas; Methane Case Study: The Abbeystead Explosion; Case Study, Natural Gas: The East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion; Other Vapors or Gases; Biological Hazards; Viral Hepatitis; Leptospirosis/Weill’s Disease; Exercises; Index

About the Authors

Amy Forsgren received her chemical engineering education at the University of Cincinnati (USA) in 1986. She spent several years researching anticorrosion coatings at Ford Motor Company, before returning to Sweden in 1996 to lead the protective coatings program at the Swedish Corrosion Institute. She is now working in the water and wastewater industry at Xylem Water Solutions. Kristina Brinck has worked with product information and safety in CPI at Xylem since 2005. After completing a B.A. in languages at Stockholm University, Kristina worked in publishing for several years, as a journalist, translator, instructor and language consultant, before joining Xylem. Kristina’s greatest area of interest is in translation of information from one discourse to another, for one profession to understand another, or for complex information to make sense for a wide range of audiences.



Kristina Brinck is Information Designer at Xylem, where she has been working since 2005. When she received her diploma in Swedish Language Consultancy from Stockholm University back in 1998, Kristina had already been working with publications for ten years, as journalist and translator. She then worked as Information Mapping® instructor and language consultant for five years before she started working at Xylem. Kristina’s greatest area of interest is in translation of information from one discourse to another, for one profession to understand another, or for complex information to make sense for a wide range of audience.



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety