Industrial Supply Blog

Oil Rig Safety: 5 Best Ways to NOT Get Killed on an Oil Rig

May 8, 2018 7:56:50 AM   Oil drilling safety, Oil and gas, Fall Protection   7 Comments

Ever see the TV show, Dirty Jobs? The oil and gas industry has been featured on it a few different times. But, working in the oilfields isn’t just one of the dirtiest jobs. It’s also one of the deadliest. Oil rig safety is a hot topic in this industry. Workers face more risks on an oil rig than in ...

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Dirty Jobs & Clean Duds: How to Get Oil Out of FR Clothing

May 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   5 Comments

Working in the oilfields is a nice, clean, stress-free job. Right? Okay, maybe not so much. If you’ve even spent one day working in the oilfields, you know how filthy it can get. Workers often end up with grease, oil, and dirt stains on their clothing. These workers are tough and don’t seem to ...

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How Heat Stress Has Become One of the Most Dangerous Hazards in the Workplace

Apr 17, 2018 8:50:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, Confined Space, Oil and gas   1 Comment

Heat stress is a serious illness that can affect employees working in high temperature areas. Exposure to extreme heat or hot environments is one of the most dangerous hazards in the workplace. We sometimes underestimate how serious it can be. But the truth is, thousands of workers are affected by ...

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4 Times When The Wrong PPE Proved Fatal

Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   2 Comments

Workers risk exposure to several different hazards throughout their workday. You can anticipate some of the hazards they might come across. Your company has processes and procedures in place to help reduce the number of incidents in the workplace. But, what about the hazards that you don’t ...

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Is It Safe to Wear Base Layers Underneath FR Clothing?

Apr 3, 2018 10:29:36 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

If you work in the oil and gas industry, you realize how important it is for workers to wear the right personal protective equipment (PPE). The hazards are just too risky to take any chances. Not only do workers face the risk of falls, crush hazards and injury from chemical exposure — they face the ...

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Using FR Face Masks in the Oil and Gas Industry

Feb 13, 2018 8:30:00 AM   FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

Far too many workers are killed every year in the oil and gas industry. Fires and explosions often cause these unfortunate deaths. There were 80 fire-related fatalities between 2006 and 2010. Luckily, those numbers have started to decline. Between 2010 and 2015, there were only 9 deaths reported.

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FR Clothing Options That Are Lightweight and Comfortable

Jan 23, 2018 8:07:58 AM   FR Clothing, Oil and gas   3 Comments

FR clothing is an essential part of an employee’s uniform. But, employees will sometimes resist wearing it. They don’t like having to wear thick, heavy layers over their clothing. That’s understandable. But these days, FR clothing comes in a variety of styles and options.

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How to Choose the Best FR Coveralls

Dec 12, 2017 1:30:00 PM   FR Clothing, Oil and gas   3 Comments

Have you ever had to purchase FR coveralls? Many employees in the oil and gas industry have to wear them on a regular basis. It’s standard uniform for many companies. Employers are responsible for providing them to their workers.

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Fall Protection for the Oil and Gas Industry

Nov 29, 2017 2:20:42 PM   Oil and gas, Fall Protection   3 Comments

Do you work in the oil and gas industry? If so, you know how tough the employees are. They persevere in cold weather and harsh working conditions. Oil and gas workers face exposure  to serious hazards every day. One of them is working from heights. These workers often climb on elevated equipment ...

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Preventing Struck-By and Caught-In Hazards in the Oil and Gas Industry

Nov 8, 2017 8:16:46 AM   Oil drilling safety, Oil and gas   5 Comments

Struck-by and caught-in hazards cause 3 out of every 5 oil and gas industry fatalities. Most of these fatalities occur during site preparation, drilling, and the service stages of well operation. Are you doing everything you can to prevent these risks?

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