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Guide Tunnelling (Australia): Sources and Control Measures - Atmospheric Contaminants Mobile App

Atmospheric contamination in tunnelling work can occur because: excavations can be a receptacle for gases and fumes heavier than air, gases and fumes like methane, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide leak from gas bottles, fuel tanks, sewers, drains, gas pipes and LPG tanks into the tunnel particularly when other work is taking place nearby , oxygen in a non-ventilated area can be depleted due to internal combustion plants, oxidation or other natural processes, and through blasting activities. The ventilation requirements should be determined through a risk assessment. Due to the nature of tunnelling work, contaminants generated in one area of the tunnel will move readily to other areas. Protection against airborne hazards should be provided to workers. Control measures should be implemented to eliminate or minimise, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risks associated with atmospheric contaminants. The Guide Tunnelling (Australia): Sources and Control Measures for Atmospheric Contaminants mobile app includes sources and control measures - atmospheric contaminants. This app is part of a collection of Guide Tunnelling (Australia) apps. Download them all for free!

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    Date of Inspection

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    Location

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    GPS

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    Contractor Name

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    Contract Number

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    Project Name

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    Contract Number

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    Project Name

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    Inspector Name

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    Inspector Signature

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    Engineer's Name

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    Engineer's Signature

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    silica dust, refractory ceramic or other mineral fibres and diesel particulate material

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    toxic gases, fumes and vapours

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    explosive and asphyxiant gases

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    tunnelling work like drilling and cutting or from existing excavations

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    produced in situ e.

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    introduced into the tunnel from the external environment e.

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    fires or explosions

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    oxygen absorption from rotting vegetation or fires

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    storing materials on the surface in places away from where ventilation fresh air intakes could be...

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    using a ventilation system which is:

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    monitored and upgraded to ensure air flows are always provided to the workplace

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    promptly repaired and maintained

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    ensuring bore holes and other penetrations are sealed

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    providing re-entry testing procedures including re-entry times after blasting

  • Ico checkbox

    installing warning signage for areas without adequate ventilation

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    providing personal or machine-mounted continuous monitoring devices that sound an alarm when dang...

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