Although the U.S. onshore E&P industry fatality rate has declined over the years, we continue to see fatalities and life altering events. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and the International Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) association, reviews of oil and gas fatality data shows roughly 70 percent of the events were associated with one or more of the following critical safety hazards listed below.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT A LIFE SAVING ACTIONS PROGRAM
It is vital to worker safety that critical worksite hazards are addressed with life-saving actions designed to mitigate worker exposure. Workers shall be aware of the most critical safety hazards found at their worksites that have caused worker loss of life within the industry and actions they can take to minimize their exposure.
The Onshore Safety Alliance provides flexibility in how a participant meets the objective of OSA Participant Action 2 – Implement a Life Saving Actions Program but strongly encourages the use of the 9 IOGP Life Saving Rules as guidance to follow for companies new to the effort. We support the IOGP’s stated intent that standardization of Life-Saving Rules across the oil and gas industry will: