Rig Health-Risk Audits Will Benefit Operators, Contractors

- ZAn audit found numerous and serious health-care defficiencies in this rig drilling in Pakistan some 2 years ago. For example, the emergency-response kit is hanging on a nail in the dog house (center picture). This kit contains equipment and medication and should not be exposed to heat, humidity, and airborne contamination. (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageLike other heavy industries, drilling for oil and gas can pose a significant risk to health. However, unlike most heavy industries which are static in terms of location and workforce, the fact that drilling operations are often undertaken in hostile and remote environments and are worked by personnel who lead nomadic lifestyles m...

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