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Hearing loss is prevalent in workers in the mining and oil and gas extraction sectors. Approximately 61% of workers in mining and oil and gas extraction have been exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and, when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss. Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. Noise is one of the harmful agents to health that is present in the various branches of economic activity.
This study aimed to investigate the pulmonary functions of silica-exposed workers and their health-related quality of life in an insulator manufacturing industry. Exposure to welding fumes may result in disorders of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Welders are also at a greater risk of developing symptoms similar to those seen in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
While drug use is a problem among industrial workers nationwide, it raises particular concern in the oil patch as US production surges to record levels in what is already one of the nation’s most dangerous sectors. Inhalation of crystalline silica dust is second only to asbestos as a hazard to construction workers. This video discusses important things to know. Evaluation of Occupational Ocular Trauma: Are We Doing Enough To Promote Eye Safety in the Workplace? The use of eye PPE among workers who sustain an eye injury in the workplace remains low.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of the hard hat, one of the most recognizable pieces of safety equipment in the world. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the State of North Dakota, and the Bakken Basin Safety Consortium have signed an alliance to protect employees and promote safety and health in the oil and gas industry. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is collaborating with partners in industry, government, academia, and labor and with other stakeholders to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes to improve worker safety and health across the oil and gas extraction industry. The tool, called the Field Analysis of Silica Tool, works with commercially available Fourier-transform infrared analyzers to determine a worker’s exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust, providing detailed results immediately following a worker’s shift. Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and, when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss.
The Advanced REACH Tool is a mechanistic higher-tier model to estimate inhalation exposure to chemicals using a Bayesian approach. This paper provides a discussion of the key modifying factors that should be considered to extend the model to include welding fume exposure. Increasing evidence suggests that welding-fume exposure is associated with systemic inflammation. Welding produces miscellaneous gases and particles that have various effects on respiratory systems, and long-term exposure may result in "welder's lung." The aim of this study is to describe radiological findings of welders' lung.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a COVID-19 control and prevention guidance for oil and gas industry workers and employers. OSHA requires construction and manufacturing businesses, among others, to complete and regularly update paperwork related to workplace safety. Do you know your company’s OSHA recordkeeping obligations? Although OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments, the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires places of employment that are "free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm." OSHA’s efforts to require employers to report occupational fatalities and certain injuries in a timely manner lack “sufficient guidance on how to detect and prevent underreporting,” the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General states in its semiannual report to Congress.
The SPE Unconventional Resources Conference is co-located with the SPE Heavy Oil Technical Conference, and the two conferences are sharing one exhibit floor. As an exhibitor, you can maximize your time by conversing with customers and potential clients from both the Heavy Oil and Unconventional Resources sector. Share your company’s unique expertise with a targeted group of experts. Acquire valuable sales leads and customer feedback. Payments should be made to our Canada office Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
International SOS has led medical services operations on offshore installations globally and has managed clinical cases in which patients presented with signs and symptoms of known infectious illnesses. In 2013, ExxonMobil PNG facilitated a public/private partnership to improve healthcare education at the University of Papua New Guinea and clinical management in child health at Port Moresby General Hospital and other facilities. Women living near oil and gas production sites where natural gas is flared may be at a higher risk of giving birth preterm, a team of California researchers reported. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a COVID-19 control and prevention guidance for oil and gas industry workers and employers. The two companies have teamed up to provide COVID-19 testing for oil and gas companies that want to test their employees at headquarters and remote rig locations across the country. State regulators have failed to prevent Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling industry from sickening people and poisoning air and water, a grand jury concluded in a report issued after a 2-year investigation. Indonesia is home to numerous oil and gas fields, and upstream oil and gas activities are integral to the country's economic growth.
The SPE Heavy Oil Technical Conference is co-located with the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, and the two conferences are sharing one exhibit floor. As an exhibitor, you can maximize your time by conversing with customers and potential clients from both the Heavy Oil and Unconventional Resources sector. Share your company’s unique expertise with a targeted group of experts. Acquire valuable sales leads and customer feedback. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Its exciting nature draws huge crowds and the program shows no signs of slowing down. The program provides organizations with maximum exposure to the crème de la crème of the international petroleum engineering student population, giving employers an enviable opportunity to position themselves as an industry leader and favored future employer with a vested interest in the education and development of students around the world. The PetroBowl regional qualifiers are an ideal way to gain exposure to the petroleum engineering students in your geographic area. It is also a chance to invest in the opportunity for these same students to travel to the PetroBowl championship and gain technical notoriety across a world stage—promoting the level of scholars and the caliber of the education system from your region. Your sponsorship will be fully invested into the PetroBowl program and will be used to host and provide student prizes for the regional qualifier(s) and/or championship contest, providing an excellent chance for you to identify and attract some of the brightest and most enthusiastic engineers in our industry and recruit them to build their careers within your own organization, thereby securing your future workforce.