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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Top 10 Insane Fire-Related Incidents in the Last Decade

Mar 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing   0 Comments

  We know you’ve seen the statistics before. You know, those “Debbie Downer” lists that OSHA puts out each year about the most costly and horrific occupational incidents. From struck-by incidents and work-related falls to explosions and arc flash fires, sometimes it seems like OSHA just wants to ...

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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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FR Clothing Requirements for Oil and Gas

Oct 10, 2017 7:35:27 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing   9 Comments

In March of 2010, OSHA recognized the alarming number of injuries and fatalities that were occurring from fires and explosions in the oil and gas industry. OSHA sent out an official memo to the entire industry. This memo required companies to provide oilfield workers with FR Clothing.

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The Top 5 Deadly Gases in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oct 3, 2017 9:24:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, gas detection   15 Comments

If you work in the oil and gas industry, then you know how dangerous the job can be. The conditions can be harsh and the weather unpredictable. Not to mention the hazards that exist with complex industrial equipment. But did you know that one of the most serious hazards you’re exposed to is ...

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Fire Prevention for the Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 27, 2017 2:10:00 PM   Oil drilling safety   10 Comments

  It’s no secret that drilling for oil is a dangerous job. In the complex industry of oil and gas, there’s a lot that could go wrong. One of the more serious risks for this industry is the potential for fires and explosions. But, there's hope. There are ways you can prevent fires from happening at ...

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