Oil and Gas Extraction

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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