The petroleum and gas industry can be a dangerous place to work, especially since many workers have to regularly work at great heights. Even if the height is not extreme, workers can still be in danger of falling onto a machine, causing serious injury or death.
Thankfully, unlike in the yesteryear of workplace safety, many precautions are taken to ensure worker safety—particularly in high-risk environments like petroleum and gas worksites.
Falls Are the Most Common Workplace Accident
In 2013, falls accounted for over 4,000 deaths, making it the most common workplace accident. Thankfully, with strict guidelines and workplace safety laws, those numbers are down. But accidents do happen. The most common cause of falling is tripping due to: [Read more…]