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20 February 2015

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links Elevator Link (The Bails) Care should be taken when rigging up the elevator links.  A pre-job meeting should be held to discuss
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs and as with drill collars, working around drill pipe has
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Collars

Dangers while Working Drill Collars Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs.  Drill collars are extremely heavy and extra care needs to
20 February 2015

Crown Block Warning Devices

Crown Block Warning Devices Running into the crown block with the traveling block is not an everyday occurrence.  But when it happens the results may be
20 February 2015

Catheads and Catlines

Catheads and Catlines To improve safety on drilling rigs, manual catheads with catlines are being replaced with hydraulic and air type winches, but manual catheads with
19 February 2015

Hydrogen Sulfide: Responsibilities and Duties of Personnel

Hydrogen Sulfide: Responsibilities and Duties of Personnel Depending on the rig’s emergency plan for an H2S release, crew personnel should follow their predetermined instructions.  For example,
19 February 2015

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a highly toxic, colorless gas.  It is heavier than air, and when present in small amounts, has the characteristic odor
17 February 2015

Back Safety: Lift and Like It

Back Safety: Lift and Like It Whether you are accustomed to lifting or manipulating a shovel, wrench, fountain pen or typewriter, you may be one of
17 February 2015

Preventing Back Injuries Through Proper Lifting Techniques

Preventing Back Injuries Through Proper Lifting Techniques Assess the situation Before lifting or carrying a heavy object, ask yourself the following questions. Can you lift this