Friday, May 12, 2017

Standard OSHA Guidelines to Reduce Oil Field Injuries and Safety Hazards in Oklahoma

There is no shortage of news when it comes to the oil and gas industry. Just recently, news about a sudden explosion that caused multiple oil field injuries in Oklahoma has been reported by the media. Due to these kinds of unfortunate incidents, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been tirelessly working to establish a better set of safety guidelines for companies to comply with.

Common causes of oil field injuries

According to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the most common cause of oil field injuries is being struck by an object, followed by being caught in an object or equipment, and overexertion or ergonomic hazards. Vehicle collisions, slips and falls, explosions and fires, and chemical exposures are not unheard of, though these are pretty rare.

For years, Oklahoma has been one of the states with the highest number of oil and gas occupational fatalities. In 2014 alone, the CDC recorded in their 2014 mid-year report on oil and gas extraction disasters a staggering 14% fatalities on both land-based and oil-shore rigs in Oklahoma, a number that’s significantly higher compared to 6.1% of the previous year.

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