Working in the oilfield is among the riskiest jobs around. According to OSHA, from 2003 – 2010, 823 oil and gas workers died on the job. This rate is seven times higher than all other industries in the US. Staying safe in the oilfield is a matter of life and death for every worker on a drilling site.
Every contractor on a drilling site has a responsibility for safety. Oil drilling projects involve high costs, and this puts pressure on the rig Hands to work fast and efficiently. Working on and around a drilling rig involves extended hours, physical labor, working in all weather conditions, and being around dangerous equipment.
The oil and gas industry takes worker safety seriously. Drilling companies post safety rules at the drill site, so everyone knows what is expected. Workers who do not follow the basic safety rules will quickly find themselves off the site. The basics of every drill site are listed below.
Safety on a drilling site is everyone’s responsibility. Keeping an eye out for each other, and making sure safety policies and work procedures are followed helps everyone do their job and go home. The basic safety tips discussed are just that, the basics. Everyone should practice these and train, so accidents are prevented, and in the event of an emergency, quick, adequate care is given.
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