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S-DP-002 Rev. 1, December 1994

Working Environment

S-DP-002 Rev. 1, December 1994

1. FOREWORD 2. SCOPE 3. NORMATIVE REFERENCES 3.1 International Directives and Standards 3.2 Other References 4. DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS 4.1 Definitions 4.2 Abbreviations 5. ANALYSES AND EVALUATIONS FOR CONTROL AND VERIFICATION 5.1 General 5.2 Procedures 5.3 Working Environment Area Limits 6. WORKING ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS 6.1 Arrangements 6.2 Ergonomics 6.3 Technical Appliances 6.4 Chemical Substances and Products 6.5 Noise and Vibration 6.6 Illumination 6.7 Indoor Climate 6.8 Outdoor Operations 6.9 Radiation ANNEX A Working Environment Area Requirements (Normative) ANNEX B Working Environment Area Chart (Normative) ANNEX C Typical Hazardous Substances (Normative) ANNEX D Noise Data Sheet (Normative) ANNEX E Vibration Limit Curves (Normative) ANNEX F List of Applicable Acts, Regulations, Standards and Guidelines for the Norwegian Continental Shelf (Informative) 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 6 7 10 10 10 11 11 12 15 15 16 16 17 21 23 27 29 32

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This standard has been developed by the NORSOK Standardisation Work Group. ANNEXES A, B, C, D, E are normative. ANNEX F is informative.


This standard applies to the design of installations for offshore drilling, production, utilization and pipeline transportation of petroleum. The purpose of this standard is to ensure, that the design of the installation promotes the quality of the working environment during the operational phase. This document addresses design principles related to the working environment. It also covers requirements to the procedures for control and verification of design in order to ensure that these principles are implemented.


International Directives and Standards The following EU Directives apply: EU Directive for Machinery Safety EU Directive for Safety Data Sheets The following international standards apply as guidelines if not otherwise stated in Clause 6 of this standard: NS-EN 292 EN 349 prEN 563 prEN 626 prEN 1050 DIN VDE 0848, Part 4 ISO 717/1 ISO(DIS) 5349 ISO 2631/1 Safety of machinery - Basic concepts, general principles for design, Part 1 and 2. Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body Safety of machinery - Temperature of touchable surfaces Principles for machinery manufacturers for the reduction of risk to health of hazardous substances emitted by machinery Safety of machinery - Risk assessment Safety at Magnetic fields Rating of sound insulation in dwellings Principles for the measurement and the evaluation of human exposure to vibration transmitted to hand Evaluation of human exposure to whole body vibration- Part 1: General requirements 2 of 33

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with weather louvres. 4. Work area that is not permanently or intermittently manned. Report No.2 Other References CRIOP . Areas which are weather protected e. The following types of work areas are defined: Open. A systematic evaluation including: Work area and work place NORSOK Standard 3 of 33 . biological and psychological factors at work that may affect the employees' health and well being through acute trauma or lasting exposure. Intermittently manned. An area or place where tasks related to production. maintenance or other work is planned to last at least two hours a day at least 50 per cent of the time. Areas with no substantial obstacles to the free. The areas are completely exposed to ambient conditions. Semi-open. 1. A 89028. Work area where inspection. Trondheim. December 1994 3.1 DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS Definitions Working environment The totality of all physical. chemical. Enclosed. Work area manned at least 8 hours a day at least 50 per cent of the time. Hazard Working Environment Evaluation A source of possible injury or damage to health. Normally unmanned.A Scenario-method for Evaluation of Offshore Control Centres. 4. Manning Three levels of manning of work areas and work places are defined : Permanently manned.g. and partially exposed to the open air. inspection or maintenance are performed.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. SINTEF. The influences from lasting exposure may be positive and negative. Areas which are fully protected against exposure to open air and ambient conditions.

activities during operation.1 NORSOK Standard 4 of 33 . one or more parameters (eg. type of equipment. Plans for control and verification activities. 1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. Working Environment Program A document covering: Working environment objective and goals and acceptance criteria for the risk of occupational accidents. evaluations and analyses to be performed and documented in order to control and verify that the design principles in Clause 6 are met. 4. Responsibility and schedule for the different control and verification activities shall be defined in the Working environment program considering needs of timely input to design and procurement and of documentation. December 1994 delimitation and break down of the installation wrt. ANALYSES AND EVALUATIONS FOR CONTROL AND VERIFICATION General This standard assumes that a Working Environment Program is established and maintained. identification of hazards and deviations from or problems in meeting specified requirements. 5. References to Working environment requirements. Table 1 shows studies. Responsibilities for implementation of working environment requirements in design and for control and verification activities. development of recommendations on remedial actions and/or follow-up activities. References to applicable procedures for control and verification.2 Abbreviations None. identification and assessment of potential consequences to the employees' health. chemical substance). The Working Environment Program may be a separate document or integrated into a Safety Program. 5. area. Status concerning performed activities.

evaluations and analyses. To provide an updated overview of the status on the different working environment factors. temperature. To verify that the fabricated mechanical packages. modules and structures meet the working environment requirements. To evaluate design and planned organization and manning in order to identify potential problem areas related to the psycho-social working environment. concentration of chemical substances in the working atmosphere. December 1994 Table 1. PURPOSE To ensure experience transfer related to the working environment from installations in operation. PERFORMED BY Company Experience checklist Organization and manning study Company Risk analysis To be specified in working environment Program Psycho-social evaluations Company Concept working environment evaluations Working environment area limits To be specified in working environment Program To be specified in working environment program Working environment evaluations and analyses Working environment inspections. TYPE Overview of studies. 1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. To identify and assess potential problem areas as input to concept selection and verification of design. To verify compliance with Company acceptance criteria and to identify the necessary assumptions for concept selection and optimization and for detail engineering. To provide input to the establishment of working environment area requirements and to working environment evaluations and analyses. Working environment status To be specified in working environment program To be specified in working environment program To be specified in working environment program NORSOK Standard 5 of 33 . ventilation and noise To identify and assess potential problem areas as input to concept definition and optimization and design development. To establish and implement area limits for illumination.

− types of work to be done. − types of input to the analysis/evaluation. − methods for estimations. Noise emitting equipment adjacent to quite areas. scaffolding.2 Procedures Procedures for the defined studies. 5. Storage of bulky materials. analyses and final conclusions. 5. Risks of severe accidents and strain injuries in handling of drilling equipment (if relevant). − documentation and follow up of the results. − scheduling in relation to the progress of the project. analyses and evaluations according to Clause 5. Storage and handling of hazardous substances.1 Risk Analysis The methods for risk analysis shall be adapted to the applicable acceptance criteria for the risk of occupational accidents. In general. ref.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. Solitary work in permanently manned work areas. References • The procedures shall ensure that the requirements according to Clause 5. 1.1 shall be developed and maintained. The evaluation shall cover but not be limited to the following potential problem areas: • • • • • • • Risks of severe accidents and strain injuries in heavy material handling. Exposure to wind chill in naturally ventilated areas. requirements to qualified personnel.2 Concept Working Environment Evaluation The concept working environment evaluation shall provide input to concept selection and verification of the selected concept including cost estimates.2. December 1994 5. execution and follow-up of the results Descriptions of.2. Working Environment Program. eg.2 are implemented in the execution of the evaluations. the procedures shall cover the following: • • • • Aim and scope Definitions Responsibilities for initiation. calculations and measurements with reference to relevant national and international standards. 6 of 33 NORSOK Standard . − organization of the analysis/evaluation.

Possible use of low noise equipment is evaluated.4. The implementation of the requirements shall be verified by appropriate measurement methods and documented in the Working Environment Area Charts. 5. Noise Data Sheets for all potential noisy equipment shall be prepared and included in the enquiries. it shall be ensured that: • • • Significant noise and vibration sources are identified and their influences evaluated. see ANNEX D. A review of the localization of noisy equipment and areas in relation to silent areas is performed. area limits shall be established when there is a possibility of exceeding 10% of the threshold limit value according to Clause 6. ANNEX A shows applicable area limits for illuminance.3 Working Environment Area Limits 5. For concentrations of chemical substances in the working atmosphere. These calculations shall be documented on the Working Environment Area Charts where relevant. Vendors shall be requested to propose noise reduction measures. 1. A safety margin of 3 dB should be applied. Sound absorption treatment for all enclosed areas.1 General Detailed specifications of area limits for each room/work area which is readily accessible shall be established as input to engineering. Maximum noise and vibration levels for significant noise and vibration sources are specified on the basis of area noise and vibration limits and the acoustic properties and the adequate sound insulation between areas. All noise and vibration data shall be guaranteed in contract as well as procedures for testing and control of the guaranteed levels. noise and vibration for typical areas of an installation. Adequate calculations shall be performed in order to ensure implementation of the area requirements in design and data sheets for vendor packages. 7 of 33 • NORSOK Standard .3.The area limits shall be documented on Working Environment Area Charts as shown in ANNEX B. sound insulation and vibration isolation for equipment and machinery are specified. Additive effects of several sources in the same area shall be taken into account.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. temperature. The use of "buffer" zones are evaluated.3. it shall be ensured that: • • • • Major noise and vibration sources are localized. December 1994 5. if equipment does not meet the requirements. During engineering. Requirement to acoustic pipe insulation are specified.3.2 Noise and Vibration Control During concept definition and optimization.

material handling activities and walking shall be covered at a coarse level. drilling mud. Detailed job safety analyses shall be carried out for critical work places. 5. Operation/drilling. use and disposal shall be identified and the needs of control measures to reduce exposure shall be evaluated. For safety analyses of machines. The individual noise exposure shall be calculated for typical categories of employees working in areas with a noise level above 83 dBA. lube oil and crude oil. Typical chemicals to be evaluated are process chemicals. All chemical substances that are planned for use during operation and maintenance and may represent a health hazard shall be identified. The activities where there is a risk of exposure to the chemicals during transportation. Also less sever accident risks shall be covered. diesel. • • NORSOK Standard 8 of 33 . Coarse job safety analyses shall be carried out for each work area on the installation. data from earlier tests may be accepted. December 1994 • • • Noise and vibration levels are predicted and documented for the different areas of the installation at a stage of the project where all requirements have been stated. especially in material handling. − manual tasks involving hazards with potentially sever consequences. In areas where whole body vibration limits may be exceeded. Each task shall be broken down into steps and analyzed by a method similar to that for coarse job safety analysis. storage. During fabrication. slide/stumble/hit against. All important tests shall be executed or witnessed by qualified noise control engineer(s). prEN 1050 is referred to. structural vibration analysis are performed.3 Working Environment Evaluations The following evaluations and analyses shall be performed: • Evaluation of the handling of hazardous substances/chemicals. Needs for safety showers or eye baths shall be evaluated. fall to a lower level. it shall be ensured that a program for full noise mapping of the platform is included in the commissioning procedure. Criteria for the selection of work places for the analyses include: − frequently repeated manual tasks. fire/explosions. trapping/entanglement.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. hazardous substances shall be identified and assessed. 1. it shall be ensured that all "noisy" non-standard equipment are tested according to a defined test procedure during the Fabrication Acceptance test. Risks of severe injury or fatality due to moving parts of machinery. which involve tasks with a high risk of accidents. ejected materials. For standard equipment. based on vendor guaranteed noise and vibration data and the detail design of the platforms. Noise and vibration predictions are updated. repair/maintenance. Causes and potential consequences shall be identified and decisions on follow-up actions shall be made for identified hazards. During commissioning. paint.3. − manual tasks in the risk zone of mechanized equipment.

emergency operations and maintenance /revision. Outdoor operation evaluations shall be carried out for permanently and intermittently manned work areas in order to identify potential problem areas related to the Wind Chill Factor. a Working Environment Area Chart shall be prepared for each room and area on the installation. • • It is not required to repeat earlier performed evaluations or to evaluate design in cases where this represents a standard and previously accepted solution. 5. the duration of stay and work load shall be evaluated assuming normal work clothing in order to come up with needs of preventive measures in design. To maintain a manageable number of Area Charts. In these cases. NORSOK Standard 9 of 33 .Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. environment or property. earlier evaluations or existing standard solutions and accompanying documentation shall be referred to.4 Working Environment Inspections Working environment inspections shall be carried out during Mechanical Completion in order to verify that the physical installation meets the established requirements. toilet/WC and escape/transport route. For identified critical areas and work operations.3. In principle. including the possibility to control process disturbances in a safe manner. book IV.3. shall apply. the requirements to ergonomic job analysis according to "Ergonomic Guidelines for the Offshore Industry". The evaluations shall cover normal operation including start-up and shut-down. office.5 Working Environment Status Working Environment Area Charts according to ANNEX B or equivalent shall be applied in documenting the working environment status. Man-machine interface analyses (task analyses) shall be performed for control room and control cabin tasks. i. Special checklists shall be prepared for this purpose. The Working environment area charts shall be kept updated with the results of predictions. which involve tasks in operation or maintenance with a significant risk of strain injuries. 1. December 1994 • Ergonomic evaluation shall be performed for all workplaces. and measurements and identified problem areas and deviations in evaluations and analyses and the status of decisions on remedial actions. The CRIOPmethod is referred to for complex and critical control rooms. where human errors may cause accidents with severe consequences to personnel. several identical areas can be covered only with one typical chart. 5.e. For Norway. The analyses shall cover personnel and system safety aspects.

9 of book II apply as guidelines. may occur. For Norway.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. The number of and types of displays should however be minimized. dusts. Protruding objects shall be avoided in walkways. For control rooms and cabins and control panels where human errors may cause accidents with severe consequences to personnel. All work areas shall have a layout that provides for safe access for operation and maintenance. the design principles according to "Ergonomic guidelines for the offshore industry". by using drip trays. For secondary walkways. • • • Safe distances according to EN 349 shall apply between moving machinery parts and fixed objects. a width of at least 1000 mm is preferred and a minimum width of 900 mm shall apply. Need for antiskid surfaces shall be evaluated in all work areas where spill of slippery liquid. etc. Chapters 5 and 6. • Displays and controls shall be designed in accordance with acknowledged ergonomic principles and in order to allow the operator to carry out his tasks in a safe manner. Offices. shall apply. the environment or property. Section 6. 1. 10 of 33 NORSOK Standard . see Clause 5. rest rooms and recreation rooms should preferably have access to daylight. For Norway.1. Main walkways shall have a minimum width of 1000 mm.3. the design principles according to "Ergonomic guidelines for the offshore industry".1 WORKING ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Arrangements To avoid accidents when walking. book II. Minimum free height shall be 2100 mm. The design principles in Chapter 7 . the following shall apply: The design shall be based on task analyses of functions. eg. floors in work areas and walkways shall be designed in accordance with the following: • • Preferred room height is 2300 mm. 6.2 Ergonomics Workplaces shall be designed such that the personnel is not exposed to excessive work loads with risks of strain injury. Drips of oil and slippery liquid onto floor shall be avoided. Walkways for access to permanently and intermittently manned work places shall be shown on relevant drawings. Solitary work shall be avoided in permanently and intermittently manned areas.9. Door openings shall be minimum 750 mm. and book III shall apply.3. Workplaces shall be arranged to provide for contact with others. December 1994 6. book II. 6.

walkways. 6. Shields are preferred to insulation. ladders. information should not be presented in a way which gives the operator memory problems or adds to his load of work. systems for safe manual handling shall be provided. • 6.3 Technical Appliances 6. Chemicals that may react with each other shall not be stored together. Total system overviews should be available from the displays. December 1994 • If visual displays (VDUs) are used. Relevant type B European Norms shall be identified and implemented.3.4 Chemical Substances and Products 6. The need for drain and their effectiveness.10 0C from work areas.1 Handling and Storage Manual handling of hazardous substances should be avoided. 1. The areas shall be properly ventilated and protected against fire. 6. unless insulation also is required for heat conservation or noise control. They shall be clearly marked in the language of the country. These areas shall not be used for other purposes. ref.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. The installation shall be designed such that all spillage is properly handled. NORSOK Standard 11 of 33 . stairs or other passage ways. prEN 563.1 General Technical appliances shall be designed in accordance with the methods and technical principles according to EN292-1 and EN 292-2. There shall be a dedicated storage area for each type of chemical. Where this is not feasible.3. shall be evaluated in all work areas. Controls and displays shall be located in a logical manner with respect to frequency of use and importance for safe operation and the movement of a control device should be consistent with the effect in direction and magnitude.4.2 Hot/Cold Surfaces It shall not be possible to reach surfaces with a temperature above +70 0C or below . The use or automatic or remotely controlled equipment is preferred. giving the operator opportunities to watch process performance.

3 Threshold Limit Values (TLV) Emissions of hazardous substances from machines shall be controlled. under normal conditions.2 List of Hazardous Chemicals The design and instructions for use shall ensure that chemical substances and products containing the hazardous substances are avoided. the TLV's specified in Guidelines from the Directorate of Labour Inspection (order no. 361) shall apply. the atmospheric concentration of hazardous substances do not exceed 1/3 of the TLV's according to the regulatory requirements in the country. lube oil and preservation chemicals. Noisy equipment and equipment with high structure borne sound emission levels shall not be installed in the immediate vicinity of offices. For piping systems. 6. sale etc. All chemicals that follow the installation offshore or are included in instructions for operation and maintenance shall be documented on a Safety Data Sheet (Ref. prEN 626. The installation shall be designed such that. laboratories. For Norway. Substances classified as carcinogenic. ref. 1.1 General Installation of low noise equipment shall be the primary noise control measure. Under normal operation. selection of low noise valves and other components with low noise properties shall be given priority. Hazardous substances according to ANNEX C1 are prohibited.4.5 Noise and Vibration 6. paint. For classification of chemicals in Norway. control rooms and sleeping/recreation areas. 6. the concentration of hazardous substances in the working atmosphere shall be as low as reasonably possible. EU Directive for Safety Data Sheets). High noise sources shall as far as possible be installed within the same area. December 1994 6. allergenic. NORSOK Standard 12 of 33 . or reproductive toxicants shall be identified and evaluated for substitution with less hazardous substances. Typical examples of chemical products are process and drilling chemicals. A list of typical such chemicals is shown in ANNEX C2. This also applies to the location of safety relief valves.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.4. "Regulations relating to labelling.5. of chemical substances and products that may involve a hazard to health" is referred to. No noise sources which may significantly reduce the speech intelligibility shall be installed in the immediate vicinity of lifeboat stations and muster points.

The noise limits shall not apply to design emergency conditions. In workshops and kitchen. the average octave band sound absorption coefficient shall not be less than 0. In control rooms.5. the former limit is preferred. ANNEX A covers vibration limits and area noise level limits. 1. but not manually controlled operations. For work shops. All limits refer to broad band noise without any distinct tonal characteristics. offices. radio rooms and laboratories the noise level limit refers to background noise including HVAC as well as noise sources in continuous use inherent in the area.4 in the frequency range 250 Hz to 2 kHz. The maximum area noise level limit of 90 dBA shall apply. The noise level in the muster areas shall not exceed 90 dBA and the noise level in the radio room.e. the noise level limit shall be set 5 dB lower. Access from walkways to permanently manned areas should be provided without passing a zone with noise level above 83 dBA. offices. The maximum allowable noise level in any situation is 130 dBA ("PEAK"). e. the requirements to PA system and speech intelligibility shall be taken into account. etc. NORSOK Standard 13 of 33 . control rooms. where the noise level limit according to ANNEX A is 85 dBA or 90 dBA. the noise limits refer to background noise including ventilation system and external noise sources. fire pumps or outdoor areas during full emergency flaring. The area noise level limits shall apply as maximum levels at any location within an area. should be via corridors or buffer zones in which the noise level do not exceed the quiet room noise level by more than 5 dB. where a lower limit is unfeasible. meeting rooms. This limit also applies to enclosed "normally unmanned areas". laboratories etc. i. In case of tonal characteristics. laboratories.2 Area Noise Limits The following noise level limits reflect the requirements for conservation of hearing: • • The individual employee's maximum exposure to noise during a 12 hours working day is 83 dBA.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. Low reverberation times shall be adhered to.g. computer rooms. near safety relief valves. December 1994 6. For these operations. the emergency management room and the central control room shall not exceed 60 dBA during emergency flaring. when decisions on acoustic treatment shall be taken. but not closer than 1 m to equipment and other noisy installations. When selecting the design of enclosed spaces. For areas. rest/TV rooms. Access to control rooms. the maximum noise exposure for 12 hours working day applies. dining room and offices. radio room. total and for HVAC.

The limits are derived from the acceptability of the exposure of human beings to vibrations and are based on a 12 hour working day. "Silent rooms" require a high degree of privacy and include cabins. The vibration limits are specified graphically as combined levels for vertical and horizontal movements.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. and control rooms. They are not intended to be extrapolated beyond this range. Minimum permissible air borne sound insulation indices ( Rw ) between rooms in the living quarters (ISO 717/1). radio room. Common partition with clinic/ward shall be avoided. Category 1. The maximum unfavourable deviation form the reference curve should not exceed 8 dB. and rest rooms (eg. Table 2. kitchen. meeting rooms. clinic/ward. December 1994 The partitions between rooms shall be designed in order to achieve an adequate sound insulation. 1. vertical and diagonal sound transmission between adjacent rooms are shown in Table 2. dining.3 Vibrations ANNEX E shows the maximum limits for continuous whole body vibration from machinery and equipment which shall apply. Minimum permissible air borne sound insulation indices for horizontal. 6.Part 1: General requirements".5. reading room). The vibration limits are categorized as follows: Category 1: Category 2: Category 3: Category 4: Category 5: Limits for accommodation areas Limits for control rooms. The limits cover the range 1-80 Hz in which the major body resonances occur. 2 and 5 shall also apply for intermittent operation. NORSOK Standard 14 of 33 . and change rooms. offices and laboratories Limits for all general work areas Limits for vibration locally to equipment Maximum limits (normally unmanned areas) Higher levels than those given in Category 4 may be tolerated for shorter exposure than 12 hours. TV-rooms/cinema. Vibration limits are based on boundaries given in ISO 2631/1 "Evaluation of human exposure to whole body vibration. Noisy rooms Noisy rooms Work rooms Silent rooms 1) 2) Work rooms 40 dB 40 dB Silent rooms 45 dB2) 40 dB 40 dB Corridors/ staircases 35 dB 35 dB 40 dB 40 dB1) Does not apply to partition between kitchen and dining room. "Noisy rooms" include gymnasium. "Work rooms" are offices.

Glare in visual display units from reflecting surfaces. Warm colours should be used in cabins and recreation areas where the lighting levels are below 500 lux. illumination planning shall take the location of fixtures. steps in corridors.8 is recommended. the difference shall never be more than 40:1 within the total field of vision. There shall be easy access for internal inspection and cleaning of ducts. for Norway. December 1994 Hand/arm vibrations shall meet the requirements stated in ISO(DIS) 5349. High colour temperature. order no. Lighting shall be specified for each work place that requires at least daily access or is critical from a safety point of view. Different levels of illuminance require different light colours if the lighting is to be comfortable.7 Indoor Climate Permanently manned work areas shall be enclosed and meet the climate requirements for such areas. the level of illumination and location of lamps shall make it easy to see obstructions. reflecting the environment and time between maintenance intervals. Maintenance factor 0. racks and mechanical equipment into consideration. lamps and windows shall be avoided. the area requirements according to ANNEX A apply. from artificial light sources and from reflecting surfaces. 516. Air inlets shall be located in open air and in areas not contaminated by exhaust outlets. 6. ANNEX A is referred to and. shall be established and applied. To avoid shadows. Provision shall be made to avoid direct glare from sunshine.6 Illumination For the general level of illuminance at 1 m of elevation. the guidelines in "Luxtabeller" from the Norwegian Society for Promotion of Good Lighting shall be applied in the specification of task lighting. whiter light. NORSOK Standard 15 of 33 . The difference in illuminance level between adjacent indoor areas should not exceed 5:1. Directorate of Labour Inspection. walkways etc. In the design of the lighting. For Norway.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. 1. For lighting calculations a maintenance factor. In enclosed areas. should be used in areas with high lighting levels. The uniformity of the illuminance shall be equal to or better than Emin/Emean = 0. 6.5.

6.9 Radiation The location of high voltage equipment (> 690 V) adjacent to permanently manned work areas and accommodation areas should be avoided. which are used in the living quarters or in permanently manned areas. Electromagnetic field shall conform to the limits stated in the DIN VDE 0848. The use of radioactive sources on an installation shall be minimized. handled. type. copy machines etc. Materials containing synthetic mineral fibres. NORSOK Standard 16 of 33 . Supply air ducts in the living quarters shall after mechanical completion be cleaned to achieve a maximum of 2 % dust coverage. The design shall ensure that radioactive sources can be safely transported. Carpets shall be avoided in cabins and dining rooms. Part 4 Safety at Electro Magnetic Fields. shall be fully sealed. For protection against radiation from radioactive sources. the national legislation is referred to. to be used by more than one person should not be placed in permanently manned rooms unless mounted in special cabinets. radiation levels and required protection. A separate list of all radioactive sources on the platform shall be prepared. This list shall give information on location. 1. outdoor operations shall be identified and reduced to a minimum. The Wind Chill Index should not exceed 900 kcal/m2 (1044 W/m2 ) for permanently and intermittently manned workplaces where work with unprotected hands is required. 6. applied and stored.8 Outdoor Operations Workplaces in open and semi open areas shall be identified and the need for roof or shelter to protect the worker from wind and weather shall be evaluated.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. On installations that are planned for use in areas with arctic climate. December 1994 Printers.

1. December 1994 ANNEX A WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA REQUIREMENTS (Normative) NORSOK Standard 17 of 33 .Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.

Large parts Stores . escape routes. December 1994 ANNEX A Room Description WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA REQUIREMENTS Level of manning1) Average illuminance level (lux) Temp.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. 1. MinMax oC Vibration limit Noise Total dB (A) 80 75 Noise HVAC dB (A) External access ways Stairs.Small parts Laboratory NORSOK Standard U U I U I M M U U U I M M 100 150 200 200 250 200 150 400 500 Adjustable 150 200 150 150 400 500 400 outdoor 5-35 outdoor 5-35 5-35 20-24 19-26 5-35 5-35 5-35 19-26 19-26 16-26 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 75 110 85/903) 90 75 50 50 70 83 110 60 652) 652) 50 50 50 60 45 45 60 70 80 M M I/M 150 300 500 16-26 16-26 19-26 2 2 1 70 70 55 60 60 50 18 of 33 . workshop Mechanical workshop/ welding Stores . indoors Lay down area Muster area Fire pump room General process and utility area HVAC room Switch-board room Central control room Rest rooms outside LQ Battery room Main generator room Emergency generator room Local control room Inst/El.

Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. 1. Mixing area Mud room. MinMax oC 16-26 16-26 19-26 19-26 20-24 20-24 20-24 20-24 20-24 20-24 20-244) 20-24 20-24 Vibration limit 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 Noise Total dB (A) 65 652) 50 65 45 55 75 602) 70 50 40 40 45 Noise HVAC dB (A) 55 55 45 60 40 50 60 55 55 45 35 35 40 400 300 500 400 Adjustable 150 300 300-500 500 500 500 150 600 500 M M I M M I I I I I 500 500 150 350 200 150 200 150 300 300 20-24 20-24 20-24 outdoor outdoor outdoor outdoor outdoor outdoor 16-26 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 55 50 60 85 85 85 85/903) 85/903) 85/904) 60 50 45 50 55 M = Permanently manned 19 of 33 NORSOK Standard . other areas Radio room Toilets/ Change room Drillfloor Monkey Board Pipe rack area Shale shaker Mud room. December 1994 Room Description Paint shop Sand blast room Workshop office Crane cabin Rest room in LQ Tv room etc Dining room Laundry Kitchen Dish washing Gymnasium Cabins Clinic/ward Offices/meeting rooms in living quarters Offices. Test station Mud lab 1) Level of manning1) I I M M I M M M M I I/M M M Average illuminance level (lux) Temp.

This shall not be a thermo dynamic design requirements. 1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. where the lower limit is unfeasible. For these operations. but not manually controlled operations. December 1994 I U 2) = = Intermittently manned Normally unmanned The noise limit refers to background noise including ventilation system and external noise sources. 85 dBA is preferred in order to ensure that the individual employee's maximum exposure to noise during a 12 hours working day is 83 dBA. A maximum area noise level limit of 90 dBA shall apply. The control system shall allow for free cooling in cabins to 16°C. the maximum noise exposure for 12 hours working day applies. 3) 4) NORSOK Standard 20 of 33 .

Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. December 1994 ANNEX B WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA CHAR T (Normative) NORSOK Standard 21 of 33 . 1.

1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. Area no. Deviation. approved.: WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA CHART Installation: Room/area name: WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA LIMITS Factor Noise: Total HVAC Vibration Illumination Temperature Types of hazardous substances: Limit/level Predicted Design status As built As built status GENERAL Factor Arrangements Ergonomics Technical appliances Chemical substances Outdoor operations Radiation Status: OK. action pending. Not applicable CHECKED BY: APPROVED BY: Evaluations/ analyses Description (hazards/deviations) Decision Status PREPARED BY: NORSOK Standard 22 of 33 . Not identified. Action required. December 1994 ANNEX B WORKING ENVIRONMENT AREA CHART Doc. Module/level: Rev.

1. December 1994 ANNEX C TYPICAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (Normative) NORSOK Standard 23 of 33 .Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.

prot. SFT Par-com I Par-com I . 91-59-8 92-67-1 92-87-5 92-93-3 1332-21-4 Reference SAM SAM SAM SAM Regulations relating to asbestos Par-com-I CCl4 56-23-5 Montr.prot. 1. SFT 2-naftylamin and their salts 4-aminobifenyl and their salts Benzidin and their salts 4-nitrodifenyl Asbestos Cadmium compounds Carbontetrachloride CFC Halon Mercury compounds PCB NORSOK Standard 24 of 33 . December 1994 ANNEX C1 Compound PROHIBITED HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Formula CAS no.K3 Montr. Tx. SFT Montr.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.prot.

K3 K3. 1.T R A Par-com II K3 A K3 Montr.K3.R 110-80-5 111-15-9 109-86-4 110-49-6 R R R R Arsenic compounds Benzene Bitumen Chloroform Chromates (VI) Ethyleneglycol monoethyl ether ( 2-Etoxyethanol) Ethyleneglycol monoethyl ether acetat ( 2-Etoxyethylacetat) Ethyleneglycol monomethyl ether ( 2.II C6H6 71-43-2 8052-42-4 CHCl3 67-66-3 K2 K3 T.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.A. Reference Par-com .1-Trichloroethane 79-01-6 71-55-6 CH2Cl2 75-09-2 HCHO C6H14 50-00-0 110-54-3 A.1.prot NORSOK Standard 25 of 33 . December 1994 ANNEX C2 Compound HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED Formula CAS no.Metoxyethanol) Ethyleneglycol monomethylether acetat ( 2-Metoxyethylacetat) Formaldehyde n-Hexane Isocyanates Lead compounds Methanedichloride Nikkel Compounds Trichloroethylene 1.

A. Reproduction toxic (R). evaluation and testing of offshore chemicals and drilling mud. Highly toxic (Tx) or Toxic (T) according to Regulations concerning labelling. December 1994 ANNEX C3 ParCom = REFERENCES Paris Commissions Guidelines regarding harmonisation of procedures of approval . With amendments 1990. ParCom II = Montr. ANNEX F part I ANNEX F part II Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.prot = SFT SAM = = K. sale etc.R. Allergic (A). of chemical substances and products which may involve a hazard to health.Tx. 1. Regulations from Norwegian State Pollution Control Authority (SFT) Norwegian Regulations concerning systematic follow-up of the working environment in the petroleum activities (Systematisk oppfølging av arbeidsmiljøet i petroleumvirksomheten) Cancerogenic (K).T = NORSOK Standard 26 of 33 .

December 1994 ANNEX D NOISE DATA SHEET (Normative) NORSOK Standard 27 of 33 . 1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.

December 1994 ANNEX D SDS-050 Noise data sheet NORSOK Standard 28 of 33 . 1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev.

1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. December 1994 ANNEX E VIBRATION LIMIT CURVES (Normative) NORSOK Standard 29 of 33 .

1.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. December 1994 ANNEX E1 VIBRATION LIMIT “VERTICAL AXIS” NORSOK Standard 30 of 33 .

December 1994 ANNEX E2 VIBRATION LIMIT “HORIZONTAL AXIS” NORSOK Standard 31 of 33 .Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. 1.


OLF. Stavanger. December 1994 ANNEX F LIST OF APPLICABLE ACTS. Directorate of Labour Inspection. sale etc.Working Environment S-DP-002 Rev. REGULATIONS. 361 Climate and air quality in the work place. Norwegian Society for Promotion of Good Lighting NORSOK Standard 33 of 33 . Directorate of Labour Inspection. 033. See especially: • • • • Act relating to worker protection and working environment Regulations concerning systematic follow-up of the working environment in the petroleum activities (Systematisk oppfølging av arbeidsmiljøet i petroleumvirksomheten) Regulations relating to labelling. 1 and 2. Order no. 1. The following Norwegian regulations for the onshore industry apply as guidelines if not otherwise stated in Chapter 6 of this standard: • • Administrative norms for pollution in the working atmosphere (in Norwegian). STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF Acts and Regulations Acts. 516 Standards and Guidelines The design principles according to the following Norwegian standards and guidelines apply as recommendations if not otherwise stated in Chapter 6 of this standard: • • Ergonomic guidelines for the offshore industry. Order no. 1994 Lux tables (Luxtabeller). Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Stavanger. regulations and provisions for the petroleum activity. Vol. Report No. of chemical substances and products that may involve a hazard to health Regulations relating to asbestos Also other regulations include requirements of relevance to the working environment.