Here are 5 ways to ensure that your sites continue to operate safely and securely while controlling costs during a period of low oil prices.
Hazards can have negative effects at the workplace for worker and company productivity. In addition to just productivity, companies who have serious issues with hazards can risk bad PR or loss of morale.
Fatigue is a state of reduced mental or physical capacity from a lack of sleep or excess workload. This can negatively impact a worker’s ability to perform their duties, stay alert to hazards or manage potentially risky situations that arise.
An emergency response plan is a plan for coordinating and guiding employees, agencies and personnel to provide a fast response in the event of an emergency. For oil, gas and mining companies, an emergency response plan is essential for the health and safety of workers on project sites because of the amount of hazards and risks found on-site compared to other work environments such as offices.
Once an oil and gas site is fully operational, fire suppression operations are delegated to fire and safety crews on-site and on standby in case of an incident. However, when the oil and gas site is still under construction, the site still requires safety and fire fighting personnel on standby.
A workplace accident can happen anywhere and anytime, even when you and the company have taken all reasonable precautions. Each province in Canada has their own Occupational Health and Safety regulations that determine how workers can report workplace accidents or file complaints.