Following the Global Safety Trends Report 2014, an updated report released recently highlights the main trends that have had a differing effect because of the recent unprecedented decline in oil prices.
Confined-space work is one of the most challenging aspects of a maintenance project. According to the US Department of Labor, 481 fatalities occurred between 2005 and 2009. That is approximately one fatality every 4 days. This considerable level of danger calls for extra safety measures such as constant visual and bio monitoring to ensure that incidents are managed effectively and prevented where possible.
HSE Now continues our series of articles highlighting presentations from a panel discussing sustainable development at the 2015 SPE ATCE with comments from panelist Michael Oxman, a partner with Acorn International and a former director of energy and mining advisory services for BSR. Oxman discusses recommendations and challenges associated with the application of sustainability principles across the asset life cycle.