It’s no surprise the offshore industry is dangerous and work-related hazards are common for workers on the rig. Personal protection equipment such as respirators help to protect against particles, gases and vapors.
The oil and gas industries average a fatality rate seven times greater in comparison to the rate for all U.S. industries (25.1 compared with 3.7 per 100,000 per year). The workers face hazards throughout their daily duties, which is why its necessary for employers to provide them with the correct personal protective equipment.
Offshore gas detection is essential in helping the oil companies to identify problems early in order to find and repair issues quickly, significantly reducing the risk of leaks that could lead to a major accident or hazard.
The hazards of being on an oil rig every day are very real. There is a chance that fires can occur and it is essential to reduce the breakout of the blaze. With the proper fire suppression systems in place it will help to keep the workplace safer, savings lives and minimizing damage done to the machinery in the process.
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PPE is important in the workplace environment as it gives worked the extra protection against health and safety accidents. It is a legal requirement for companies to provide thier employees with the appropriate equipment.
The offshore industry can be dangerous as there are times where workers will need to be in confined spaces. There are various risks that are involved such as build up of noxious fumes, reduced oxygen levels, or a risk of fire.