Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today the industry’s first hard hat with 24% more back-of-head coverage than standard Type I hard hats to protect workers from potentially catastrophic head injuries due to slips and falls. The patented shell design of the new North Force hard hat provides increased rear-head coverage without restricting range of motion, while an innovative rear-impact attenuator absorbs force to minimize injuries.
The 4th-Biennial 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference was held on December 2–3 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas attracting over 2,200 participants. In parallel with the mission of both OSHA and the Oil and Gas industry, the purpose of this conference is to make worksites a safe and healthy place.
A new document from IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues provides guidance to operating companies, contractors and service companies on assessing risks of employees’ fatigue in the oil and gas industry.
A company charged with violating both the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) has agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty and take corrective actions to prevent future discharges of oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.
Revco Industries is proud to announce the launch of their new Black Stallion® TruGuard™ 300 line of flame-resistant apparel. Certified by UL for NFPA 2112, the TruGuard™ 300 apparel is designed for flash fire protection in the Oil & Gas industry to comply with OSHA standards.
Although worker safety hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry are well known, there is very little published data regarding occupational health hazards (e.g., types and magnitude of risks for chemical exposures) during oil and gas extraction operations.
The death and destruction “are seared into our consciousness”
April 21, 2014
Four years after an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig killed eleven workers and caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is ready to release its report into the causes of the disaster.