Oil and Gas Extraction

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Mar 30, 2018
Oil and Gas Employers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-125/pdfs/2018-125.pdf

Oil and gas employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. This fact sheet recommends strategies for employers to manage fatigued driving among their workers.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 19, 2017
OSHA Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/oilandgas/index.html

This eTool can be used as a resource in identifying workplace hazards and providing possible solutions that may be relevant to their safety programs. This eTool focuses on land based operations.

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
OSHA Topic Page Oil and Gas Extraction

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/oilgaswelldrilling/index.html

The web page introduces applicable OSHA regulatory requirements, as well as industry standards and guidance aimed at identifying, preventing, and controlling exposure to hazards.

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Fatalities in the Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) Industry

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fog/default.html

The NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) is a national database that collects detailed information about fatal events in the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry.

Source: CDC

Jan 27, 2017
Oh&S Online: Below the Hook Safety – Oil & Gas Drilling and Well Servicing

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2015/01/01/Below-the-Hook-Safety.aspx

This article, by Dave Terry, describes how many incidents in oil and gas drilling can be prevented by installing fail-safe braking systems.

Source: OH&S

Jan 01, 2016
Sudden Deaths Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers Resulting from Oxygen Deficiency and Inhalation of Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors — United States, January 2010–March 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6501a2.htm

Oil and gas extraction is a high-risk industry, with overall occupational fatality rates seven times the national average.

Source: CDC

Jun 01, 2015
Tank Hazard Alert

http://www.nationalstepsnetwork.com/docs_tank_gauging/TankHazardInfographicFinal04_22_15.pdf

The National STEPS network, an OSHA Alliance partner, has issued a hazard alert* to better protect workers conducting storage tank gauging, sampling and fluid transfer activities at oil and well sites.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2014
NIOSH Science Blog: Preliminary Field Studies on Worker Exposures to Volatile Chemicals during Oil and Gas Extraction Flowback and Production Testing Operations

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/08/21/flowback-2/

This blog describes NIOSH evaluations of worker exposures to specific chemicals during oil and gas extraction flowback and production testing activities.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2013
Radioactive Waste from Oil and Gas Drilling

http://www.epa.gov/radtown/subpage.html#?scene=Waterfront&polaroid=Oil+Drilling+Site&sheet=0

This fact sheet provided by the Environmental Protection Agency addresses issues related to radiation waste and exposure from oil and gas drilling operations.

Source: EPA