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Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing and Storage - Storage Tanks

Overview

Highlights
  • 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.

Water. Rest. Shade.

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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Highlights
  • 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.

Water. Rest. Shade.