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Category Archives: Upstream

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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Fatal gas well explosion highlights need for continued workplace safety vigilance

February 26, 2018A recent gas well explosion should remind safety managers about the need for effective training and protocols.

A deadly gas well explosion in Oklahoma is an important reminder of the constant need for workplace safety around active wells.

Six years after fatal explosion, regulations on offshore drilling tighten

April 19, 2016

Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and explosion, the Obama administration has released new regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling.

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 safety campaign focuses on upstream oil and gas

March 21, 2016

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is increasing its efforts to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the upstream oil and gas industry.

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.

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 …