Amanda Laws

17 February 2015

Safe Use of Electric Powered Hand Tools

Safe Use of Electric Powered Hand Tools Most people at some time or another have received a low voltage electrical shock and have been fortunate enough
17 February 2015

Hand and Portable Power Tools: General Guidelines

Hand and Portable Power Tools: General Guidelines Use of tools is rather straightforward but many injuries result from their misuse.  To use them correctly, there are
17 February 2015

Safety Around BOPs

Safety Around BOPs Crew members need to remember that blowout prevention equipment is heavy any very unforgiving.  Working around BOPs (nippling up or down, ram replacement,
17 February 2015

Blowout Prevention

Blowout Prevention Blowouts are the most feared occurrence on a drilling rig because they can result in injury or death to personnel, loss of equipment (including
17 February 2015

Accident Prevention Around the Rotary Table

Accident Prevention Around the Rotary Table The highest frequency of accidents in the drilling industry occurs on the rig floor, and more specifically around the rotary
17 February 2015

Checklist: Hazardous Materials

Checklist: Hazardous Materials For all but two of these questions, a “no” answer indicates corrective action needs to be taken. The two exceptions are indicated below.
17 February 2015

Battery Charging: A Multitude of Hazards

Battery Charging: A Multitude of Hazards Explosive hydrogen….Acidic liquids and vapors….Electrical burns….Strains, sprains, hernias and compressed discs. All of these hazards arise when servicing, charging, or
17 February 2015

Dropped Objects

Dropped Objects No complicated procedure is necessary to eliminate the causes of falling object incidents.  One need is the establishment of an inspection and maintenance program,
17 February 2015

Accidents Don’t Just Happen

Accidents Don’t Just Happen Whenever there’s an accident—whether someone is killed, or a child breaks a teacup—somebody is sure to ask, “How did it happen?” The