How oil operators can stay safe in the field

On Behalf of | Jul 30, 2021 | Oil & Gas |

Because oil operators in Texas often have to work alone, it’s imperative that they take the utmost safety precautions. There are several ways that oil operators can stay safe in the field.

Being cautious about taking risks

It’s not uncommon for oil operators to need to take risks when they are in the field. However, taking risks that are unnecessary can cause oilfield accidents. Before taking a risk, workers need to think about whether it is worth it and what the possible complications are to them taking this risk. Fixing small repairs or leaks may not be worth the risk as a significant accident can occur.

Limiting distractions

Being employed as an oil operator can be lonely at times as workers often are by themselves. Because of this, many individuals get distracted by things like their phone or other electronic devices. Unfortunately, these distractions can cause them to get injured. Oil operators need to be cautious about using distracting items when they are working. They shouldn’t use them when they are in the middle of completing a task unless they need it to get the job done.

Wearing protective gear

By wearing protective gear, oil operators can avoid certain types of injuries. They should have adequate footwear, clothing that protects their arms and legs and a personal air mask that they can use in case of an emergency.

Being an oil operator can provide a steady paycheck, but this type of job does come with some risks. Those who end up injured due to an accident or the negligence of another person may need legal help.