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Category Archives: Midstream

Oil and gas industry inspection, maintenance spending leaves something to be desired

June 18, 2019The oil and gas industry may have a gap between the amount of money spent on inspection and maintenance and overall need for such activities.

Oil and gas companies need to address potential gaps between current spending and potential needs in terms of inspections and maintenance of infrastructure and equipment.

Two-Way Communication is Crucial for Confined Spaces

February 11, 2019

When workers have to perform duties within confined spaces, they will likely be their colleagues’ sight. This could result in increased risk to their personal safety if they cannot be seen and there is an issue with the space, such as the presence of hazardous gas. Since these spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy or have
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$12M fine for pipeline results in resumed construction

March 5, 2018A Pennsylvania pipeline project faced a $12 million fine for environmental violations.

A Pennsylvania pipeline construction project was halted by state officials, who issued a $12 million fine for noncompliance.

Know the importance of heat protection before summer

April 13, 2016

Heat awareness is especially crucial this year as states including California are already experiencing historic high temperatures.

Effect of new OSHA regulation on construction, oil and gas industries remains unclear

April 6, 2016

Industry leaders and safety officials are taking a look at how OSHA new silica exposure guidelines will affect the construction and oil and gas industries.

OSHA announces final rule on updated eye and face protection

March 29, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health has published its final rule updating the requirements for eye and face protection.

OSHA, NIOSH issue hazard alert for oil and natural gas industry

February 29, 2016

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have issued a hazard alert to the oil and natural gas industry.

EPA cracks down on vapor emissions controls

December 4, 2015

The EPA has issued several new regulations for hydrocarbon production and storage facilities in recent years, leading to advances in emissions technologies. 

Total Safety Granted FAA Exemption for Commercial Use of Drones in Flare Inspections

March 13, 2015Total Safety Drone Inspection

HOUSTON (Feb. 5, 2015) — Total Safety U.S. Inc. today announced the company has been granted regulatory exemption for commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — small drones – for operations involving the inspection of flare stacks. This makes Total Safety the only company approved to perform flare inspections on land using Unmanned Aircraft
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Total Safety UAS-Assisted Flare Inspection featured in global magazine.

March 12, 2015

World Expro: extracting the best in upstream analysis. Issue 1, 2015. HSE Feature: “Drone Comforts: at the leading edge or flare inspection” (Company Focus: Total Safety) Read more …