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OSHA requires appropriate hard hats in the oil fields

People who are working in the oil fields of Texas should have the appropriate personal protective equipment. Some of these are optional, and workers may purchase these items themselves. Others, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide. One of these is appropriate head gear.

Hazards associated with fracking

People with experience in operations using hydraulic fracturing to extract oil from the shale deep beneath Texas are probably familiar with some of the risks everyone on the site is exposed to. According to Safety+Health magazine, these dangers are causing some concern for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 

Significant factors related to workboat accidents

While some occupations in Texas come with more potentially dangerous working conditions than others, the maritime industry faces a large number of barge accidents in general. Injuries in this industry can result from malfunctioning operations, slips and falls, tugboat accidents and heavy equipment, among many other incidents. Employers provide barge workers proper safety procedures to follow upon working shifts; however, accidents in this industry nevertheless occur. 

Reducing risks from flammable vapors and heavy machinery

Knowing how to safely use equipment and identify hazards on the oil fields of Texas is essential. Even a small slip-up could cause you serious injuries, but the circumstances that lead to an accident could be beyond your control. The legal team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., understand the dangers you face, and how to investigate incidents to determine all the underlying causes.

The importance of safety training in the oil fields

Workers in the oil and gas industries face high risk of serious or fatal injuries due to the nature of the job duties on oil fields in Texas. According to Bloomberg, some have expressed concern that a rapidly expanding workforce could lead to negligence in providing the proper training, while downturns could lead to cutting corners in the same area. However, whether the market for oil production is up or down, safety should always be a top priority for companies.

3 hazards of drilling equipment maintenance

When you are performing proper maintenance on oilfield sites, you are involved in helping to prevent others from being injured or killed in an accident or explosion. However, doing so could put your own life and limbs at risk. The legal team at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., often counsels victims of accidents involving drilling equipment.

Crush injuries in the oil and gas industry

Personal protective equipment is essential for you on the oilfields of Texas, and your employer should supply what you need, as well as training to ensure that you know how to handle your duties safely. Even when an employer does everything right, it may not be enough to prevent an accident that results in a body part being crushed in machinery or between heavy objects. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., have often worked with employees who have sustained permanently damaging crush injuries.

Fall claims the life of a Texas oil field employee

Falls are a particularly common hazard of the job in the Texas oil industry. Many workers must perform their job duties at significant elevations, using equipment and accessing platforms dozens of feet in the air. Uneven surfaces, frequent climbs up and down the derrick, lack of railings and objects that may be tripped over on the rig floor may lead to a fall accident, and from those heights, workers cannot assume they will survive such an event.

The air they breathe: toxic fumes in the oil and gas industries

Breathing may be a function that most people take for granted, but when a Texas oil field employee is on the job, the air may not be fit to take in. According to Oilpro, one of the chemicals that these workers are typically exposed to while working on rigs or in processing plants is hydrogen sulfide. Long-term contact with the fumes can lead to a number of types of injuries, as well as fatalities.

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