Safety and Hazards in Oil and Gas Industry

4555 words 19 pages
Occupational Hazards in Oil & Gas Industry
Occupational Hazards in Oil & Gas Industry

Dr Salahedin Bendak
Nauman SharifU00015925
Mohammad Alghafri U00017849

15-May-12
Dr Salahedin Bendak
Nauman SharifU00015925
Mohammad Alghafri U00017849

15-May-12
Design for Environment & Safety Engineering.

Design for Environment & Safety Engineering.

Table of Contents

What is oil and gas industry? ………………………………….…2
How oil and gas is drilled for? ……………………………………2
Occupational Hazards …………………………………………….…4
Occupational Hazards in Oil and Gas Industry ……………5
Safety implementation ……………………………………………13
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………17
References ………………………………………………………………18

What is oil and gas industry?
Oil and gas provide
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It is important to note that a "hazard" only represents a potential to cause harm. Whether it actually does cause harm will depend on circumstances
Risk and Hazard
The hazard posed by some material or situation is its potential to cause harm. Risk is the probability, or chance, that it actually will harm someone. Removing occupational hazards is only one way of improving worker protection. The consequences of exposure to some hazards may be so harmful that, even if there is little chance of a worker being exposed, the risk is so great that extreme precautions must be taken to prevent even that small possibility.
Occupational Health
What is?
Occupational health is about protecting the physical and mental health of workers and ensuring their welfare in the workplace. This includes a wide range of activities, but the key priority is to prevent ill health arising out of conditions at work by identifying, assessing and controlling health risks. Other important aspects include: * ensuring initial and continued fitness to perform a job safely * providing first aid and emergency medical services * health education and promotion Pa * rehabilitation after illness or injury
Why?
Many more people become ill as a result of their work than are killed or injured in industrial accidents. Most diseases caused by work do not kill, but they can

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