Wireline workers in the oil and gas industry continue to be highly prone to workplace incidents and other dangerous health hazards. Hence, to ensure workers’ safety, the company should implement required measures and keep their safety at the highest priority of no matter which industry.
Therefore, the most efficient ways to mitigate worksite incidents and injuries is by formulating a comprehensive, safety and health management system. Therefore, ensuring safe work practices is necessary. Authorities can re-evaluate their safety levels for their workers by following the below safety tips:
Formulate A Hazard Safety Program
Formulating a hazard safety communication program to evaluate the dangerous hazards of chemicals and other potential hazardous materials found in the workplace is extremely important. On top it, companies should also make provisions to develop an environment of open communication and respect that encourages the workers to communicate and deal better with the potential risks present at the wireline logging services.
Authorities should truthfully communicate all the information in safety inspection reports with the employees so that appropriate measures can be taken quickly, in order to ensure maximum protection of them while working in such perilous conditions.
Such a program would also allow workers to get to know each other and help introduce a personal approach to safety training. Building more substantial personal connections with co-workers help to build trust and improve overall safety when they are out in the field.
Collaborate With Local Emergency Response Organization
Collaborating with your area’s local emergency response communities and establishing good ties with a consistent flow of communication helps ensure a higher level of overall safety of your industry.
These emergency organizations can work with safety and health professionals to utilize the safety resources to their maximum. This will also ensure that everyone is ready to deal with emergencies quickly and successfully.
While working together, company and emergency responders can work together on specific health and safety hazards that may exist at the worksite location and discuss on ways in which they can best assist each other in these emergencies.
Providing Protective Equipments
Authorities must make sure that all the wireline workers should be mandated to work using personal protective equipment (PPE). For this, it is necessary that the company provides such kits in ample quantities, which can be determined by a risk assessment of different safety gear.
The kit may include equipment such as gloves, eye protection equipment, safety shoes, safety boots, hearing protection, or toe guards, apron, fire retardant or flame-resistant clothing, etc. as applicable.
Other Housekeeping Measures
Additional housekeeping safety measures are quite common and simple to follow. The chances of fatal accidents can be considerably reduced by keeping the pathways, floors, and all work areas clear of unnecessary items to prevent trips and falls that can sometimes become dangerous.
Clear signage should be executed at various areas of the workplace that directs workers to emergency exits and other safety equipment to quickly combat hazards. All the workers should also be fully trained in using a first aid kit easily in case of any emergency. Further, it should be ensured that the first aid kit present at the work place be maintained and checked regularly for all the required materials.
Worksite should also be maintained and repaired regularly to mitigate any potential risk; for example, it should be ensured that if there is any buildup of oil, water, or drilling fluid, it is drained out of the cellar frequently.
Therefore, all such wireline service providers must implement all the measures and educate their workforce to emphasize the importance of their safety and improve safety standards at the workplace.