Over 450,000 workers were employed in the oil and gas extraction and support industries in 2011 (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages). These workers are engaged in many different industrial processes needed to successfully drill and service a well. These processes frequently require the use of specialized equipment and specialized work crews.
From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job-a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries (Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries). This database also reports similar fatality rates since at least the early 1990s.
Safety Hazards Associated with Oil and Gas Extraction Activities
Oil and gas well drilling and servicing activities involve many different types of equipment and materials. Recognizing and controlling hazards is critical to preventing injuries and deaths. Several of these hazards are highlighted below.
- Vehicle Collisions
- Struck-By/ Caught-In/ Caught-Between
- Explosions and Fires
- Confined Spaces
- Ergonomic Hazards
- High Pressure Lines and Equipment
- Electrical and Other Hazardous Energy
- Machine Hazards
- Planning and Prevention
Edcons Institute Is Offering Following International Qualifications In Oil and Gas Safety:
If you have high-career goals, are passionate about the field, and want to develop the skills needed to effectively manage safety in your workplace, this program will help you get there. Maximize potential transfer credits, earn CEUs, or prepare for other professional credentials by completing this program now! Learn More
Emphasis is placed on gaining the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, and deploy a world-class safety management system, and tailoring and applying that knowledge to the oil and gas industry. Learn More
By completing this program, students will understand how safety supervisor responsibilities apply to the oil and gas field, where it is important for safety concepts and efforts be targeted to onshore and offshore drilling. Learn More
Emphasis is placed on gaining the knowledge and skills to assist in the establishment and management of a successful safety and health program. Learn More
This program includes training program requirements, how to develop effective training, and best practices for presenting safety and health training. This program also covers important and relevant safety and health topics necessary for every trainer in the oil and gas field. Learn More