Understanding the ins and outs of FR clothing can go a long way toward protecting oil and gas workers from burn injuries and fatalities. There’s a lot to learn when it comes to implementing an effective FR clothing program, but the following A-to-Z glossary of FR protection is a great place to start.
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Expo 2020 Dubai today brought together contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, regulators and partners in Dubai for the first of a series of health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) leadership events. The session heard from a variety of stakeholders including Expo 2020’s construction and health and safety team leaders as well as regulators Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). It covered a wide selection of HSQE subjects related to the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Ahmed Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Delivery, told the conference that the health and safety of all workers on the site – which now number 15,000 – was a joint responsibility. He said: "This is about our collective commitment to do the right thing and to demonstrate leadership to all our teams to make sure the high standards Expo 2020 has set are enforced across
The eternal battle is production versus safety, and at the very center of this is lockout, or better – avoiding lockout. The complaint, by both production and maintenance is that locking out equipment takes too long, or if they lockout, getting the machine back on line could be difficult. They will also argue that the machines have interlock controls that provide effective levels of protection and allow workers to efficiently (and safely) complete their work. The truth: maybe, maybe not.
Falls remain a persistent cause of work-related death, and workers in construction and oil and gas extraction are more likely than other workers to die from falling, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Investigators analyzed fatal falls using records from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. To estimate the rates of fatal falls in different occupations and groups of workers, they used population estimates from the BLS Current Population Survey. They identified 8,880 worker deaths from falls at work from 2003 to 2014. Most of these falls occurred in construction and oil and gas extraction when a worker fell from a higher to a lower level, rather than from falls on the same level. Most of the deaths were among men, who died from work-related falls