GENERAL SAFETY ANALYSIS IN OIL FIELD WORK
Safety is part of everyday living. It is an important consideration for everyone in everything he/she does, in the home, at work or play, on streets and highways – wherever he/she goes. Safe operating practices and procedures are vital in the oil gas business because the work is hazardous, involving massive machinery, heavy tools and great physical strength. When accidents do occur, the work can be a serious peril to life and limb. Oil field personnel must know how to work safely on a rig in order to protect themselves, costly rig equipment, and the expensive hole being drilled.
Everyone loses from an accident. Injuries result in pain and suffering and may leave a person disabled or handicapped for life. Even minor injuries may cause loss of time from work and lost pay.
Insurance benefits are helpful, but compensation payments cannot restore a life, hand, eye or leg. Damaged machinery and equipment can usually be repaired but almost always at considerable cost, particularly if down time is taken into account.
An expensive well may be lost because of the oversight of the incompetence of one person. Blowouts and fires cause losses of life and equipment and waste precious oil and gas from underground reservoirs. More than 90 % of all accidents are avoidable, being caused by human error rather than by mechanical failure. It is extremely important that every person on a drilling rig develop a sense of safety in drilling operations. That person must use this sense in combination with the kind of good judgment it takes to drive a car safely, or to do anything else in a safe manner.
Well-planned safety inspections help in detecting hazards before an accident occurs. Before an inspection, analyze past accidents to determine specific causes and high hazard areas or operations. Both unsafe conditions and unsafe acts are contributing Factors in most industrial accidents. An unsafe condition, in addition to being a direct cause of accident itself, often requires, or suggests, an unsafe act.
Before doing work requiring use of personal protective equipment, employees must be trained to know; when personal protective equipment is necessary; what type is necessary: how it is to be worn; and what its limitations are, as well as know its proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal. In many cases more than one type of personal protective equipment will provide adequate protection. In those instances employees should be given a choice. Employers are required to certify in writing that training has been carried out and that employees understand it. Each written certification shall contain the name of each employee trained, the date(s) of training, and identify the subject of the certification
This is a three-day training to help participants understand the concept of Safety Analysis, Risk Assesment, and how to develop mitigation plans. This training can help participants from different functions identify potential risks in their area of work, analyze past accidents to determine specific causes and high hazard areas or operations, evaluate the extend of impact and implement immediate actions to control, minimize and eliminate them.
1. Describe the concepts and tasks included in a “safety lifecycle”
2. Unique Hazards To The Oil And Gas Industry
3. Installation and Equipment for which a Work Safety Inspection is Obligatorily Carried Out
4. Procedure for Work Safety Inspection for The Installation and Equipment
5. Personal Protective Equipment
6. Work Safety Inspection Distribution Pipes
7. General H2S or Toxic Gas Exposure Info.
8. Safety Program : Health and Safety Procedures, Safety Meetings, Hazard Recognition Hazard Awareness, Hazard Abatement, Lockout/tagout, Accident Reporting Procedure, Accident Investigation, Inspections/Audits
- Documentation and Implementation of Findings and Evaluation
Oil Company/Operator, Mechanic, Electrician, Fire Fighting, Drilling Contractor, Drilling Superintendent, Tool pusher, Driller , Crew Members, R&D engineers, Product designers, Safety engineers, Jurisdictional authorities, Field engineers and other staff involved in using equipment in hazardous locations, Plant Operations Managers & Superintendents Fire Safety Officers Quality, Health & Safety Process Operation Procurement Facility Planners, and health and safety persons who needs to ensure and understand safety in the working environment