Identifying and Managing Hazards in the Oil and Gas Industry

Managing Hazards

Many jurisdictions throughout the United States regard commercial activities involving the production, storage, transport, or sale of certain materials such as oil or gas to be ultrahazardous. Legally, this means that the companies and individuals engaged in these activities must exercise a heightened duty of care. This standard of care is considerably greater than that which is required of people who are performing less hazardous work. Ultimately, oil and gas companies need to be extremely cautious and conscientious about preventing hazardous conditions and accidents such as pollution, individual chemical exposure, explosions, or fire.

Chemical Accidents and Exposure

Workers who perform their job tasks in close proximity to dangerous chemicals do so at their own peril. The health risks faced by workers are understandably among the most worrisome oil and gas hazards that companies need to take effective measures to prevent. Extensive training and stringent safety protocols are important for lessening the chance of an accident that could have a devastating impact on an individual worker’s health.

Machinery Malfunctions

When equipment used in the oil and gas industry fails to operate correctly due to improper maintenance or a simple malfunction, the consequences can be severe. It’s essential for companies to have thorough training and policies about how to use and care for equipment to prevent accidents.

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