Safety & Survival in the Offshore Industry

Safety & Survival in the Offshore Industry

Working On Offshore Can Be Dangerous 

One of the most dangerous careers and hazardous professions both physically and mentally is working on an offshore oil and gas platform, because of the isolation, the extreme weather conditions, the location conditions and the operating of heavy machinery and equipment for hours at a time that can cause high risk of injuries and death. If something goes wrong on an offshore location, the results can be disastrous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its report recommends that “employers should ensure that the most stringent applicable transportation safety guidelines are followed.”

According to the UK Health and Safety Executive – (HSE), several divisions are taken as the most dangerous offshore jobs where most accidents and injuries occur, such as:

      • Deck Operations: There were around 39 incidents recorded from 2012 to 2014
      • Management and Accommodation: There were 43 death from 2013 to 2015
      • Oil and Gas: There were 56 incidents in 2014
      • Maintenance and Construction: There were 76 recorded injuries in this sector from 2014 to 2015
      • Drilling and Production: From 2014 to 2015, 19 incidents were recorded offshore UK and there is no evidence that current drilling safety measures are protecting drill operators

In most of these divisions, the heavy machinery and the high speed of the equipment used are a constant source of potential hazard. Oil and gas leaks that have led to major explosions, as in the case of Piper Alpha and Deepwater Horizon, are particularly lethal and devastate the local marine environment.

Safety should always be the number one concern of both employers and employees when working offshore. When safety becomes a secondary thought, serious accidents, injuries and even death can occur.

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The Importance of Hand Safety

The human hands are an exceptional feat of engineering. Made up of complex interactions between bones, muscles and ligaments, they are our most important tools for interacting with the world around us. Our hands are in constant use, involved in almost every task we do on a daily basis, often without even thinking about it, making our hands very vulnerable to injury.

Even minor injuries to our hands can have a disproportionate impact when compared to minor injuries to another part of our body, because our hands are always in use. Consider a simple cut to the index finger vs a cut to your arm. Both will hurt, with a cut to the arm, you will bandage it and likely forget about it. A cut to the finger, however, will cause frequent discomfort as you carry out your tasks; Washing your hands, typing an email, preparing a meal, all basic things you do daily but you will be constantly reminded of the injury due to pain, discomfort or reduced mobility due to the wound.

Due to the importance of our hands in our day to day lives, it is important that we do everything we can to protect them from injury, especially in the workplace. Continue reading “The Importance of Hand Safety”

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The ROI of Safety

Source: Health & Safety Magazine
https://safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17819-ROI-infofraphic

While these numbers are based on US research, the cost of injury to workers is still a major concern for most employers the world over. Competency based safety training that addresses common risks in your workplace should always be a high priority.

Samson Tiara is always here to assist in keeping your workforce safe and injury free. Feel free to contact our marketing staff at marketing@survival-systems.com for more information.

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Dräger Indonesia and Samson Tiara Announce Partnership to Support Increased Workplace Safety at Industrial Worksites in Indonesia

Dräger Indonesia & Samson Tiara - Shutdown Safety Services Partnership

Jakarta, Indonesia – September 12, 2018

Dräger Indonesia, the world’s best known manufacturer and supplier of safety equipment since 1889 and Samson Tiara, internationally recognized as one of the world’s best safety training providers, have started a collaboration via Samson Tiara Dwitama to create a new safety offering for Indonesian Industries.

Known as Shutdown Safety Services (SSS), this new business offering is aimed to reduce downtime and increase safety for all Indonesian businesses, especially during shutdowns and heavy maintenance. The business aims to keep all workers safe while keeping construction, heavy maintenance and shutdowns of any size on time and cost effective. Continue reading “Dräger Indonesia and Samson Tiara Announce Partnership to Support Increased Workplace Safety at Industrial Worksites in Indonesia”

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