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Benzene exposure risks and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry

By Bill Campbell, retired Shell International HSE Group Auditor

Benzene exposure risks and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry

Just some related background that may be of interest in the debate about this subject re health and safety at the Nyhamma gas plant et al.

The Petroleum Safety Authority in Norway were concerned enough about health aspects of benzene exposure that it held a meeting of experts on the subject in 2015 including representatives of the industry*, Norske Shell does not appear to be on the participants list!

Suffice to say PSA had a general concern that much more needed to be done re the prevention of exposure to Benzene in the industry and they would be including this concern looking for improvements in their future audits and inspections.

* Note: for those interested details are readily available on the web


Employees Exposed to Benzene Contamination at Shell Nyhamna Gas Plant 11 March 2017

Shell ‘ignored accident warning’: BBC News

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One Comment

  1. Brian says:

    Good day,

    I would like to bring to your attention that SHELL has violated Health and Safety requirements along with quality requirements on one of its platforms in the Caribbean/West Indies. There was a Benzene exposure incident and the incident report was falsified and the required HSE requirements for the employee to be on the job were not provided to him before being taken to the platform and also after the Benzene exposure, he was not given the medical care and attention required for Benzene exposure. Feel free to contact me at the contact provided.

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