Now that we’re all back to work, we need to keep our eyes and ears open, as regards to safety on the job. Focus on safety practices from the moment you enter the workplace, until you’re back at home for the day/night. Pay particular attention to safety when you return to work after the festive season.
Are you 100% focused on how you should do your job?
The job itself can be difficult enough. Do you get frustrated when the boss switches things up – or when the equipment is giving you grief? The cold weather and rain brings on other dangerous hardships. We need to deal with the rain that makes equipment slippery and non-responsive.
After a vacation, even when employees have had plenty of sleep, they need a period of time to ease into their work processes. Safety issues will take a back seat because their “head isn’t in the game”. They’ve had their minds off the job and it will take them a little while to make sure that they’re working safely.
It’s all too common for workers to remain in “holiday mode”. A lack of proper attention to the task at hand – especially in the more hazardous areas – can have tragic consequences.
Keep focus on the procedures and follow the rules. Rules are definitely in place for good reasons – even if we don’t agree with all of them. Safety needs to be applied with skills and knowledge. Only use the correct tools.
Even though they’ve worked hard and earned their vacations – oil field people might not have their minds on the job when they get back. That’s where they can make mistakes. That’s where people can get hurt.
Natural gas is produced from shale reservoirs and is known as shale gas. A shale gas well can have a mixture of 85 per cent hydro and then lesser amounts of ethane, propane, butane and pentane. Impurities can be present in large proportions and include carbon dioxide, helium, nitrogen and hydrogen sulphide. These gases can kill you if you become overexposed to them.
Adjust your instruments. Concentrate on what you’re doing. Operate in a safe environment. If you see something that isn’t right, don’t just let it pass by you. Take the initiative to fix it.
That’s what safety is all about. We need to remember that we can all lose focus. When that happens, acknowledge it and then do something about it. When we realize the we’re not thinking clearly, we need to stop and check everything to make sure the equipment is good and to review the job itself.
Only proceed when you know with certainty that the job will get done safely.
Your families depend on you. Actually, we all depend on you to bring in the oil. Please be careful. Call our office if you do get hurt. We’ll go to bat for you. Your company won’t. Workman’s Compensation has monetary defaults and limits your ability for a proper payoff. Call our office.
Call the Gerald Fugit Law Firm at: 432-332-1661 to schedule your consultation.