NIOSHNIOSH has released “Rig Check,” a collection of 35 inspection forms designed to be used by rig workers during the inspection of tools and equipment on oil and gas rigs. The monthly inspection forms cover emergency response, electrical safety, fall protection, stairways and walkways, lines and slings, tools, hoses, chemical hazards, ladders and platforms, and other equipment used on oil and gas rigs.

Each form includes specific instructions for assessing and recording the condition of tools and equipment on the rig. Relevant federal regulations and/or industry-recommended practices are listed when applicable.

NIOSH developed Rig Check in partnership with safety experts from the oil and gas extraction industry. View Rig Check on NIOSH’s website.