HAZCOM programs are important in the oil and gas industry, where employees are regularly exposed to harmful, even potentially fatal chemical hazardsRead more
Security Threat Awareness
While most workplaces are generally safe environments, employees should be aware of potential security threats and prevention tactics.
From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job—a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries. Workers in the oil and gas industry face a wide variety of hazards in their daily job duties. To help prevent workers from coming into contact with these hazards, employers will provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE).Read more
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hand and power tool injuries send an average of 400,000 people to the emergency room each year. These tools can cause lacerations, puncture wounds, dismemberment, burns, electrical shock, and death. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that employees can take to prevent tool injuries from occurring.Read more
To prevent oil spills from reaching waterways, the EPA requires facilities to follow a spill prevention, control and countermeasure, or SPCC, plan.Read more