Health

23 February 2015

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Radiation is an emotional topic. For many, the mention of the word radiation produces a strong reaction of fear. However, radiation—when treated with healthy
23 February 2015

Manifestations of Specific Drugs

Manifestations of Specific Drugs The classifications of Controlled Substances are: 1. Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, Methadone 2. Depressants: Barbiturates, Tranquilizers, Chloral Hydrate, Methaqualone 3. Stimulants:
23 February 2015

It’s Hot Again

It’s Hot Again With hot weather full upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the protective measures needed to get through the summer months comfortably
23 February 2015

Heat Stress Precautions and Ill Effects

Heat Stress Precautions and Ill Effects Simple precautions can prevent many heat-related deaths and injuries. It is recommended that you practice the following helpful habits: Drink plenty
23 February 2015

Identification of Chemical Abusers in Work Areas

Identification of Chemical Abusers in Work Areas SICK LEAVE—unusually high medical treatment records and excessive sick leave. Frequent unexplained ABSENTEEISM. Reporting for work late frequently and
23 February 2015

Heat Stress Hazards

Heat Stress Hazards If the dangers of heat stress are well known, why do workers keep getting hurt, or even killed, by the heat? Heat stress
23 February 2015

Health: Bloodborne Pathogens

Health: Bloodborne Pathogens Hazard Overview: Human blood and body fluids can contain microorganisms—called bloodborne pathogens—that can lead to disease.  Exposure to bloodborne pathogens takes place in
23 February 2015

Narcotics Awareness on the Rig

Narcotics Awareness on the Rig How does the fact that your fellow crew member “sniffs a little coke” or “pops a few pills” to get a
23 February 2015

Fatigue Kills

Fatigue Kills You cannot fight nature, so just work with it. Our bodies work in 24-25 hour cycles of sleeping, eating and being active.  Worst time