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.
Most workers recognize some of the obvious dangers of pharma work – moving parts on machines, spills on the floor, or drug handling procedures. But how many of your employees are truly aware of the potential pharma hazards that aren’t as recognizable?
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.
Pick the right software that can help you reduce risk and maintain compliance as well as contribute to managing your oil and gas operations.
Near miss reporting is an important indication of safety management system maturity. "Near miss” or “near hit” refers to any unplanned event that has the potential to incur loss, injury, or damage, but didn’t. An organization that not only tracks near misses, but examines how and why they occur can prevent future incidents through the use of corrective actions. With enough commitment to such a system, an organization can foster a culture that promotes, pursues, and praises proactive efforts such as near miss tracking.
Process Safety Matters
The EHS Insight team had a great week in Amsterdam at the 2014 International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Drilling HSE&T Europe conference in September. We always enjoy the chance to see our existing clients, make new contacts and take advantage of an opportunity to expose our brand. However, one of the most important benefits from attending a conference like this is the quality of presentations given by industry experts.