The oil and gas industry employs hundreds
of thousands of people and is a vital
component of the national economy. Worker
safety and health are important to this
eTool* identifies common hazards and
possible solutions to reduce incidents that
could lead to injuries or fatalities.
Explore the Potential
Hazards of this Industry
Each drilling and servicing company has its own safety program. This eTool is not a
replacement for those programs nor does it
establish any industry consensus standards (industry disclaimer). Rather, it can be used as a resource in
identifying workplace hazards and providing possible solutions that may be relevant
to their safety programs. This eTool does not purport to identify all hazards and solutions. This eTool focuses on land based operations.
Worker safety awareness is necessary for
injury prevention during all phases of drilling and servicing
operations. Procedures and processes will include safety meetings, Job Safety Analyses,
and general and task-specific training.
At the end of each section, resources are identified that provide more details for establishing safe work practices and
key element of any effective safety program is the Job Safety Analysis (JSA).
This eTool may
be useful in preparing JSAs for your worksite.
|There are numerous
references to API, AESC, and IADC publications, industry safety handbooks, safety programs, training
facilities and programs, under the
heading of "Additional Information," which can provide more
complete and detailed information.
*eTools are "stand-alone," interactive, web-based training tools on
occupational safety and health topics. As indicated in the
eTools do not create new OSHA requirements.