Maintenance activities guarantee the availability, reliability and safety of production equipment. While performing their maintenance roles, technicians are exposed to hazardous energy sources or unexpected starting up of equipment. These conditions increase the risk of injury or death. To prevent such accidents, companies devise machine-specific lockout tagout (LOTO) procedures.
OSHA and the Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety Network (MCEPS) are sponsoring a voluntary “safety stand-down” to bring awareness to the recent rise in fatal accidents in the oil and gas industry, and promote safety and health practices at oil and gas exploration and production sites throughout Oklahoma.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo's School of Medicine have shown for the first time that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye's ability to produce tears, a finding that could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome.