Do you work in the oil and gas industry? Are you exposed to dangerous work conditions every time you clock in for your shift? In this blog, we talk about important safety tips for oil and gas workers.
Always Use Common Sense & Good Judgement
It is crucial for oil workers to think ahead and use common sense when performing various job duties on the worksite. Know what problems you are capable of handling on your own and which ones you should steer clear of. Oilfield work is dangerous, so you should be prepared for different contingencies you might encounter. Before you start working, make sure everyone you are working with understands their role and potential hazards. Communicate and review all required safety procedures whenever new workers join or the work site changes.
To reduce catastrophic accidents, employers should ensure floors, pathways, and all work areas are clear of debris and unnecessary items that might cause employees to slip, trip, or fall. Clear signage should be posted to direct workers to safety stations and other areas to seek help for injuries caused by hazards. All problem areas should be equipped with spill kits to address chemical or oil spills. Employers should also use signs to convey dangers and post safety instructions. Worn out, illegible, and outdated signage should be discarded and replaced as soon as possible.
Properly working machinery is an important part of not only getting the job done right but it is also a major aspect of maintaining a safe work environment. This is why employers should conduct regular maintenance checks of all the machinery used by their employees. Employees should also be made aware of the importance of maintenance checks.
Talk to an Oil Field Accident Attorney Today
Have you suffered a work-related injury? If so, you should contact our legal professionals at The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC to find out how to recover compensation for injury. We can assess the details of your case and determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Our legal team is prepared to get to work for you today.
Call (210) 807-3178 to request a free consultation to take your first step recovering the compensation you deserve.