Make Wearing Protective Gear Mandatory
There is no excuse for not wearing protective clothing and equipment while working on an oil field. This is especially true when one must complete tasks in areas with many known hazards. Shielding oneself from head to toe with anti-flammable jackets and pants, hard hats, safety goggles, gloves, work boots, and other gear should be required at every oil field. Employees who come unprepared or unwilling to abide by safety protocols should be denied entrance to the field and sent home without pay. Keep a close eye on the functionality of machinery and equipment Mining for oil requires the use of various machines, vehicles, and tools. All of these things are shared between hundreds if not thousands of workers to get the job done. Since these machines see frequent use, they can degrade quickly to become less efficient, inoperable, or even dangerous. Always test to verify that the equipment is functional and in good working condition before using it. Look out for suspicious signs such as wear, breakage, improper fit, rattling, excessive noise, smoke, sparks, and more using monitoring tools from GV Sensors or any other reputable provider of machine safety and diagnostic equipment.
Ensure that all employees are well-trained
Oil field jobs are specialized ones the require a lot of training. Not just anybody can show up and get things done competently. All new workers should receive extensive training under the supervision of an experienced worker before being allowed to work on their own. Supervisors should also be aware of employee competencies so that workers can be placed in the most fitting positions. This will help to keep them safe while increasing productivity on the oil field. Approximately five percent of all oil field workers are injured as a result of some kind of accident every year. Since the nature of the work is dangerous, oil field accidents have a higher chance of occurring than those in many other work environments. However, they can still be avoided when the proper precautionary measures are taken.