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Stepped-up production means greater safety challenges for oil industry

January 3, 2013

The more than 1,500 oil and gas industry leaders, safety professionals, managers and workers who met last month in Dallas explored the challenges that accompany increased production in oil and gas drilling and discussed best operating practices, safeguards and worker training strategies.


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Hydraulic fracturing operations: Protecting workers from silica exposures includes proper respiratory protection

August 27, 2012

OSHA and NIOSH have recently issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure.


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Fracking advocates fight fire with film

Oil, gas industry uses movies to counter negative publicity
July 27, 2012

It’s “Truthland” versus “Gasland.” The American Petroleum Institute (API) hosted a film festival recently in Washington, D.C. during which excerpts from several pro-fracking films were screened. The event was a response to the critical-of-fracking documentary “Gasland,” by independent filmmaker Josh Fox.


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OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on “fracking” worker protection

June 22, 2012

OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) yesterday issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure.
 


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