The oil and gas industry faces increasing demands and complexities, as it is considered one of the largest sectors in the world in terms of dollar value. As oil and gas reserves decline, companies must send workers into remote and harsh environments–in turn raising costs and putting employee well-being at risk. To combat oil and gas industry challenges employees and managers must have a plan in place to manage such risks.
Oil & Gas Industry Challenges
According to EHS Today, as oil production sites start-up again, remote workers will have to drive hundreds of miles on back roads in rural areas to work on compressor stations, pipelines and pump jacks. While working in these rural areas without safety manager supervision, oil and gas industry workers face numerous occupational hazards including:
- Slips and falls
- Falling objects
- Cuts and burns
- Toxic and flammable gas exposure
Any of these hazards could seriously injure or kill workers, and because they work remotely, it is difficult for employers to monitor their safety and take appropriate action. For example, if a worker is exposed to a safety incident and is not responsive, a manager might not know until it is too late. However, new innovations such as cloud-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions and Mobile technology create additional safety opportunities for remote workers and their managers. EHS Today also mentioned that safety managers can leverage today’s Mobile technology and cloud-based solutions to receive constant real-time data on information such as a worker’s exact location, as well as their biophysical and atmospheric conditions. These new technologies can monitor a worker’s safety and initiate or assist with reactive or preventive safety actions from anywhere and at any time. These technological advancements are both beneficial for the worker and the employer, but it is important to find the right solutions for your business.
Gensuite Can Help
Gensuite understands the compliance, health, and safety concerns surrounding the oil and gas industry. That is why we offer a variety of oil and gas software solutions to help companies around the world manage their operations more efficiently and effectively. Our full suite of EHSQ software solutions and applications related to the oil and gas industry are designed to meet your specific needs.
The Gensuite Safety Management System offers an integrated approach to safety management processes including those for managing industrial hygiene and ergonomic risks, issuance of work permits for high-risk operations and more. Our digital platform provides real-time visibility to site operations and establishes safety procedures across sites. With Gensuite safety management, you can save time collecting data, maintain equipment/assets, and enable compliance using one tool.
Meet the world’s energy demands with Gensuite oil and gas software solutions and related EHS management software applications. No matter your location, we have a solution to meet your company’s needs. When you use Gensuite, your workers will never be alone. To learn more about our solutions, request a free trial today.