At the turn of the new year, hope was on the horizon for the oil and gas industry. For three years, the industry dealt with a difficult downturn. But in January, we started to see some higher oil prices – perhaps an indication of recovery for the industry.
Topics: Oil & Gas
The 2010 disaster of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The event claimed the lives of 11 workers and released more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s unfortunate to say, but oftentimes it takes a severe accident to prompt a change in oil and gas safety procedures. The truth is, safety isn’t simply the lack of incidents. Rather, it’s a daily, ongoing, conscious effort to look for ways to identify potential threats and improve safety practices.
As energy demand continues to grow, and productivity grows too, managing the health and safety of workers in oil and gas refineries becomes even more crucial.
It does not matter if you work in the oil industry or not – EHS managers can always count on Shell’s annual sustainability report to learn ways to improve their own operations.
No matter what precautions you take or how well you train your employees, job site spills and accidents can still occur. And while no one wants a spill or other health or safety-related incidents to negatively impact the work environment, properly handling the situation can help ensure some form of positive outcome.
The EPA’s stated goal is to protect the environment. Part of that job falls on the heavy shoulders of those who must ensure compliance with regulations. What has EHS pros worried? Here’s a short summary.
Pick the right software that can help you reduce risk and maintain compliance as well as contribute to managing your oil and gas operations.
Every job has its hazards, but the oil and gas industry is at the far end of the spectrum when it comes to workplace hazards.