PNG200 WVU Petroleum Industry Risk Analysis And Operational Safety


West Virginia University

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15 pages.

talk about safety regulations in petroleum industry. should have graphs and tables. proved a section discussing deep water horizon and the safety issues faced during that event.

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Safety in Petroleum Industry
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Safety in Petroleum Industry
Safety is depicted to be a very crucial aspect of every industry. This is because an
environment which is perceived to be the accident-free boosts the employee's morale as
compared to those working in hazardous areas. In essence, recognition of these facts in
petroleum industries is very crucial since it entails various practices which are very dangerous in
nature and thus the need to ensure safety is maintained at all times. Recognition of these facts as
well helps in putting in place the appropriate measures which will help in ensuring that all the
practices being carried out in the industry is safe. For the petroleum industry, it is important to
adhere to the information and rules as well as mandatory requirements put in place to given the
safety guidelines which is helpful in eliminating occupational injuries as well as accidents which
are made up of wasters from the resources.
Safety is a term which is used to express the continuity of being healthy and becoming
free form any form of injuries. This is to say that safety is freedom from any injuries or from any
harm. In essence, safety has been used to refer to the precautions put in place so as to prevent
individuals from getting hurt while undergoing their duties. Safety as well deals with the act of
improving the working conditions of the industry to ensure that individuals remain healthy at all
times. Lack of these measures can lead to undesired events which can lead to deaths or injuries
as well as the loss of organizational resources (Oil & Gas Year Mexico 2014: The Oil & Gas
Year Mexico 2014, 2015). Similarly, the hazards which are presented in the environment
emanates from the environment which is depicted not to be safe to operate on. Therefore, to



ensure that safety is attained, an action plan should be identified a drawn so as to safeguard the
workers against such hazards.
It is apparent that it is not sufficient o only care for safety, but it is also worth caring for
the health of the employees as well as the environment in which these employees operate from.
These are because failure to take care of one of these elements is like doing nothing since health
hazards will still be posted to the employees. These elements are also interrelated which implies
that all the three should be considered at one time when seeking to achieve safety for the
employees. For instance, if the health of the employee is not looked into, then they may operate
when they are not healthy which increases the chances of accidents (Oil & Gas Year Mexico
2014: The Oil & Gas Year Mexico 2014, 2015). It is worth noting that the petroleum industry
pollutes the environment in which the factory has been set which in turn will affect the health of
the employees as well as for the community members surrounding the firm. Therefore, to ensure
that the entire operation is safe, the organization has the obligation of ensuring that the
enchainment is safe from any form of pollution.
Major Accidents in the Petroleum Industry
In order to come up with the best practices to attain safety in the industry, the major
accidents which happen should be understood and most importantly the causes and the impacts
of such accidents. Therefore, one of the common accidents in this industry is burns. Burns are
the most common because the products which are produced in the industry are very flammable
and therefore any accidents relating to fire can cause burns. Most of the products dealt with in
this industry is the oil, gas as well as any other flammable chemicals which are present in the
rigs. Therefore, these industries witness cases of fire and explosions are common to the industry.



The cylinders which are used in storing and transporting the products sometimes have their
inside pressures build up and therefore end up exploding causing fire and scaring the workers
within the area. The burns as well as caused by the toxic chemicals substances which are used in
the processes in the industries.
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Other forms of accidents are the brain and the head injuries which emanates from the oil
rig workers working in very high grounds and some of them slides and fall to the ground causing
such injuries. It is worth noting that the falls from such high heights lead to brain and head
injuries as well as spinal codes which permanent cause damages to some parts of the bodies and
even paralysis. In this regards, the workers affected usually suffer from such injuries with the
equipment which they are using or rather which had been left on the grounds will hit them and
cause such injuries. In addition, some of the floors which they work are slippery (Besnard &
Albrechtsen, 2013). Despite being warned to take caution that they are on slippery floors, some
of the timers there are spills on these floors which makes them slip and fall also and getting such



Consequently, exposure to the toxic fumes is another kind of safety hazard the workers
face while working in these petroleum industries. It is denoted that the rig contains a lot of toxic
substance together with the chemicals which are depicted as very volatile. In this regard, the
employees who work in the departments where these rigs are stored and also where it is used get
continuously exposed to such toxic substances which at the end cause respiratory problems as
well as brain damage. This also leads to the development of other dangerous health conditions
such as asthma.
Furthermore, other dangers faced by the workers are amputations. Since the industry uses
heavy and dangerous machinery in their production activities, the employees working in this
industry especially the departments where these machines are used are always told to be very
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