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Overview

Highlights

  • Profile: Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing (PDF). OSHA, (2004).
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing. OSHA eTool. Contains an illustrated guide describing potential hazards and their possible solutions, developed jointly by OSHA and the Industry.
  • Confined Spaces. OSHA Expert Advisor. Provides guidance to help employers protect employees from the hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces. The Advisor will help you determine if a space is covered by OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Spaces regulation.
OSHA's Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

Working in storage tanks is a highly hazardous work environment. Aboveground, atmospheric and low pressure storage tanks may contain crude oil, liquid hydrocarbons, petroleum products or other hazardous liquids. Potential hazards include fire and explosion, oxygen deficiency, and exposure to toxic substances.

Standards

Exposures to hazards present in the petroleum and petrochemical industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for General Industry.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides information on recognizing and controlling hazards associated with storage tanks.

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Safety and Health Programs

Provide information that can help employers develop and implement a safety and health program.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to storage tanks.

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How do I find out about employer responsibilities and workers' rights?

Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces. The OSHA law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the law (including the right to raise a health and safety concern or report an injury). For more information see www.whistleblowers.gov or Workers' rights under the OSH Act.

OSHA can help answer questions or concerns from employers and workers. To reach your regional or area OSHA office, go to the OSHA Offices by State webpage or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

Small business employers may contact OSHA's free and confidential On-Site Consultation program to help determine whether there are hazards at their worksites and work with OSHA on correcting any identified hazards. Consultants in this program from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs. On-Site Consultation services are separate from enforcement activities and do not result in penalties or citations. To contact OSHA's free consultation service, go to OSHA's On-Site Consultation web page or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) and press number 4.

Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards. Workers can file a complaint with OSHA by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), online via eComplaint Form, or by printing the complaint form and mailing or faxing it to the local OSHA area office. Complaints that are signed by a worker are more likely to result in an inspection.

If you think your job is unsafe or if you have questions, contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Your contact will be kept confidential. We can help. For other valuable worker protection information, such as Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit OSHA's Workers' page.

Highlights

  • Profile: Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing (PDF). OSHA, (2004).
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing. OSHA eTool. Contains an illustrated guide describing potential hazards and their possible solutions, developed jointly by OSHA and the Industry.
  • Confined Spaces. OSHA Expert Advisor. Provides guidance to help employers protect employees from the hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces. The Advisor will help you determine if a space is covered by OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Spaces regulation.
OSHA's Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
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