UK oil refinery and petroleum distribution workers

A cohort study of mortality and cancer incidence in UK oil refinery and petroleum distribution workers 1951-2016

This cohort was established on behalf of the Energy Institute. The cohort for analysis consists of over 45,000 petroleum distribution workers and oil refinery workers in the UK who were employed in the industry for at least 12 months between 1946 and 1974.

The main objective of the study is to examine the number and type of cancers diagnosed and causes of death in these workers, up to 2016, compared to the general population. We will investigate whether deaths and cancers experienced within this cohort might be related to occupational exposures. The Principal Investigator for this study is Professor Mike Hawkins  and the main researcher is Dr Clare Frobisher.

More information on the study can be found in the study protocol and the privacy notice.

The latest reports published for the Energy Institute on this cohort are available here: on the oil refinery workers from 1951-2011; and on the petroleum distribution workers from 1951-2011.

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