Oil and Gas
In the oil and gas industry an average of 830 injuries are reported per year and the highest injury occurs from contact with objects and equipment. Of the 830 injuries reported, the highest body part injured per year is on the hands with an average over 150. Hand injuries are easily preventable and these tips will help prevent hand injuries within the oil and gas industry:
- Always keep guards in place
- Use the proper personal protection equipment (PPE)
- Make sure machines are turned off before starting any repair work
- Know the tools or equipment that you work with
More hand safety information can be found at Hand and Finger Injuries.
The second highest injury within the oil and gas industry occurs from bodily reaction and exertion. Here are a few tips on how to prevent ergonomic and exertion injuries within the oil and gas industry:
- Use lifting devices, load leveling devices, carts or dollies when moving heavy and large objects
- Push, do not pull
- Avoid an excessive work pace or extended shifts for repetitive forceful work tasks
For more information on how to prevent exertion injuries go to Ergonomics and Exertion.
Another main cause of injuries in the oil and gas industry occurs from slips, trips & falls. The following link provides information on how to prevent injuries from happening.
People sometimes have difficulty knowing the difference between a slip, trip or fall. So what is the difference? Find out by going to Slips, Trips & Falls.