Almost every worker is now issued a smart phone. Some may even be provided with tablet devices. We’ve come a long way from two-way radios and flip phones. Smart phones and tablets can be a distraction or a production tool. One way that these mobile devices can encourage safe production at the work site is through the use of mobile applications.
A key trend in oil and gas industry safety is employee reporting of occupational health and safety issues. In many workplaces, employees are expected to complete safety checks and security reports regularly, and many feel empowered to do so.