Quiz: Health and Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
The oil and gas industry is a hazardous workplace where corrosion is one of many risks.
The oil and gas industry has some of the toughest jobs in some of the most difficult terrains and conditions, often bordering on the dangerous. Hazards and dangerous conditions can result in serious accidents or fatalities such as vehicle accidents, struck-by/ caught-in/ caught-between, explosions and fires, falls, confined spaces, and chemical exposures, etc. Another important issue is corrosion and the associated danger of pipeline failure that can be dangerous to the health and safety of workers and harmful to the environment.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are responsible for protecting the safety and health of workers involved in oil and gas operations. Following are some standards:
- 29 CFR 1910: OSHA’s General Industry Standards
- 29 CFR 1926: OSHA’s Construction Standards
- General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act
Test your knowledge with this simple yet challenging quiz on health, safety and related issues in the oil and gas industry.