Impact of Changing Energy Asset Landscape on HSE Technology & Information Strategy of Energy Companies – 2015 to 2020


The oil and gas industry is undergoing a transformation right now—both in terms of technology and workforce. This throws up a new set of challenges for these companies and their stakeholders, especially when it comes to safety. Oil and gas companies must ask themselves today: what do all these changes mean for the safety of their processes and workforce?
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Drilling Down Six Top Safety Strategies for Oil and Gas Companies


138. That’s a new high, according to OSHA, of fatal injuries to oil and gas extraction workers in 2012, a 23 percent increase from 2011. More than 800 workers lost their lives on the job in the seven year stretch from 2003 to 2010. In a world where oil and gas companies produce millions of barrels per day, protecting these workers is a challenging task. Production can drop from millions of barrels a day to zero when a refinery shuts down due to an accident. Companies that develop and implement practices designed to promote a stronger safety culture, not only better serve their workers, but they also protect their bottom lines.
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Call 911 | Oil and Gas Offshore Safety


It wasn’t very long ago when a drilling accident took place in the Gulf of Mexico. The unfortunate incident, which could have been prevented with the enforcement of some stringent safety rules, not only injured several workers, but also took 11 lives. Creating a healthy and safe work environment in the oil and gas industry is crucial and in the wake of the above mentioned accident. Most companies have been taking a long hard look at their safety regulations and implementing necessary measures to ensure the safety of their employees.
 
It is always better to be prepared beforehand than wait for accidents to occur and then act. Being proactive in this matter is only going to help your cause. It is important to gain as much knowledge as possible about what working in the oil and gas industry entails, how to detect danger before it materializes, and precautions to take to minimize risks to all those around the site. The UK has already adopted a hands-on approach to this issue and has announced safety measures for the offshore oil and gas industry of its country. Even Canada is not far behind. Just last year they released new rules for their oil and gas industry.

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Safe and Sound


 
Trends and emerging issues in safety protocols, industry standards and best practices
 
Few oil and gas professionals would dispute the fact that safety protocols and industry standards and best practices designed to promote responsible operation, safe job sites, and the health and wellbeing of employees should be the top priority for any company. With governing bodies like OSHA and USDOT introducing more regulations, tightening procedures and safety standards, and engaging in more frequent compliance checks in recent years, there is more reason than ever to be vigilant and vigorous in implementing the policies that ensure safety and compliance.
 
Following these safety standards is not optional—it is the law. Non-compliance can have disastrous implications for a company, including fines, potentially serious accidents and down time that impacts the company’s people, reputation and bottom line. As a result, it is critically important than oil and gas decision makers are not only fully informed with regard to emerging issues, regulatory changes and industry trends, but also that they understand how to implement and enforce effective and efficient safety solutions to keep up with those changes. [Read more...]