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20 February 2015

Rigging and Slings

Rigging and Slings Rigging and slinging should be considered a system, as each component (hook, shackle, cable or chain) makes up the system.  Riggers should take
20 February 2015

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety Hand-operated hoists have many applications around a drilling rig.  These devices are simple to use but misuse can result in sudden
20 February 2015

Correct Usage of Rope Swings

Correct Usage of Rope Swings Every year injuries to employees occur while being transported to and from an oil platform.  A great number of these accidents
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
20 February 2015

Casing Running Precautions

Casing Running Precautions Running casing can be a hazardous operation for a number of reasons. First, there most likely will be workers present who are not
19 February 2015

Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding Guarding of moving parts of machines and equipment is important to the safety of oilfield workers.  A Hazard Assessment of the equipment on a
19 February 2015

Why Have Safety Meetings?

Why Have Safety Meetings? Records indicate that drillers who regularly hold crew safety meetings have fewer accidents, less drilling trouble and do a better over-all job
19 February 2015

Who’s Responsible?

Who’s Responsible? When an accident happens, the blame is usually placed on someone or some thing.  Many times the cause of the accident is never really
19 February 2015

Which Is It?

Which Is It? “LOST-TIME ACCIDENT” or “DISABLING INJURY” “NO-LOST-TIME ACCIDENT” or “MINOR INJURY” For many years, we have used the term “Lost-Time Accidents” to refer to