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Occupational injuries not leading cause for medevacs

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A new study shows that despite common perception, the majority of air medical evacuations, or medevacs, are not from occupational injuries or trauma.


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Reports of worker fatalities during flowback operations

A NIOSH Science Blog post
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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.


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The Deepwater Horizon tragedy, four years later

The death and destruction “are seared into our consciousness”
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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.


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API: Be safe, prevent accidents, call 811 before digging

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The American Petroleum Institute is promoting the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month by reminding all Americans to always call 811 before any digging project. “Dialing 811 before you put the shovel in the ground will keep you and your neighbors safe,” said API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak.


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Mississippi holds firm on safety measures at oil, gas sites

Law prompted by tragic accident upheld in court
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The Mississippi Supreme Court last week upheld a Forrest County law requiring fencing, gates and warning signs at oil and gas sites – an ordinance passed after a 2009 accident that killed two teenagers.


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Safety tops risk agendas for oil and gas executives

IT security getting special scrutiny
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Oil and gas companies’ health, safety and environment (HSE) remains on top of the industry’s risk agenda according to Business Pulse: Exploring the dual perspectives of the top 10 risks and opportunities in 2013 and beyond, a new report released today by Ernst & Young.


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Oil spill commission: improvements made, but…

Arctic environmental safety among top concerns
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Although the ability of the oil industry to respond effectively to a spill has substantially improved – largely due to lessons learned by the industry and tougher government regulations – the job of ensuring safety is far from finished.


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12/2/14
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1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX
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The purpose of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference, and the goal of both OSHA and the Oil and Gas Industry, is to make work sites a safe and healthy place.

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