Confined Space Equipment

Choosing the right confined space equipment can be the difference between life and death

Confined spaces present workers with numerous opportunities for injury and even death. From 2011 to 2018, 1,030 occupational workers died from injuries that involved a confined space. There are many different types of confined spaces such as manholes, water wells, maintenance tunnels, silos and more. Each confined space setting requires different tools. This is why …

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Lone Worker Monitoring

The latest protocols and systems for lone worker monitoring in 2022

A lone worker carries out tasks separate from other employees and works outside the confines of close supervision. Because no one watches over them, lone workers are more prone to dangers or risks. Lone workers who work in heavy industries like oil and gas are especially more prone to harm. Such workers must encounter dangerous …

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Environmental Compliance

Does your oilfield meet the EPA’s environmental compliance standards?

The Environmental Protection Agency was founded in 1970 in response to a heightened concern about the negative effects of pollution. Since then, the oil industry has made great strides in its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the drilling, refining and transportation processes of petroleum. The standards of compliance set forth by the EPA …

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Confined Space Entry Training

4 benefits that can come from all your workers having confined space entry training

OSHA defines a confined space as any space that is not designed for continuous occupation, and that has limited means of entry or exit. While these spaces may not have been designed for people, they often require workers to enter them for maintenance or repairs. However, this work can often be hazardous. Exposure to harmful …

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Confined Space Rescue Training

5 steps workers should learn to take in confined space rescue training

Working within confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. Accidents during confined space work can often lead to serious injury and even death. OSHA reported 17 instances of confined space accidents in 2021 in the United States. Out of those 17 accidents, 100% of them resulted in the death of a worker or other personnel. A …

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Environmental Compliance Training

4 types of environmental compliance training oil and gas industry employees should take

While oil and natural gas make our lives easier in many ways, the oil and gas industries have the potential to be harmful to the environment. That is why there are strict rules in place to help reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas production. These regulations protect not only our air, soil and …

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Confined space training requirements

What are the federal requirements for confined space training?

According to OSHA’s website, confined space is defined as “limited or restricted means for entry and exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.” In heavy industry, “confined spaces” can encompass a variety of different things. Some common examples of confined spaces in heavy industry can include tanks, vessels, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment …

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Confined space attendant

9 standards OSHA has set for a confined space attendant

A confined space attendant (CSA) is an employee who stays outside of the entrance to a confined space. They keep watch over the employee working within the confined space. The role of CSAs is critical in heavy industries, but they often go unnoticed. They ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the space, tell entrants if …

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How often is fire extinguisher training required

How often is fire extinguisher training required?

In heavy industry facilities, fires can be especially dangerous. According to research, around 37,900 fires occur at industrial or manufacturing properties each year. These fires can be especially detrimental, resulting in civilian deaths, civilian injuries, and property or structure damage. In the event that a fire occurs at your heavy industry facility, it is crucial …

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