International conference on health, safety and environment in oil and gas exploration and production. New Orleans LA (USA), 1996/06/09.
The development of food sanitation programs is a critical health planning component of oil and gas exploration and development projects.
Herein is presented practical methodologies to enhance health at minimum costs by maximizing benefits of food sanitation programs at remote work camps.
Food sanitation programs should be incorporated in the project planning phase, and can either provide offensive or defensive measures.
Used offensively, the program can result in healthy food products with corresponding economic benefits realized through less down time due to food-borne illness.
An effective program addresses these areas : 1) food supplies, protection, storage, preparation, display and transportation, 2) food handler's health, personal cleanliness, clothing and work practices, 3) equipment and utensil cleaning, sanitization and storage, 4) water supply, plumbing, and toilet facilities, 5) insect and rodent control, 6) construction and maintenance of physical food service facilities, and 7) work practice evaluations.
Work practice evaluations are an essential component of an effective program since the prevention of enteric (diarrheal) diseases by their nature, involve behavioral change.
Food sanitation programs are necessary for these projects because enteric diseases, especially diarrhea, are among the most severe health problems in the developing world where extensive oil and gas exploration now occurs. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Compagnie pétrolière, Plateforme forage, Pays en développement, Hygiène, Aliment, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Diarrhée, Intoxication alimentaire, Contamination, Homme, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Oil company, Offshore drilling platform, Developing countries, Hygiene, Food, Sanitary program, Prevention, Diarrhea, Food poisoning, Contamination, Human, Infection, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0069425
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 21/05/1997.