Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing and Storage - Storage Tanks
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.
Exposures to hazards present in the petroleum and petrochemical industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry.
Safety and Health Programs
Provide information that can help employers develop and implement a safety and health program.
- 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.