Hand Safety Spotlight

The oil and gas industry is a crucial part of global economy, even though it is one of the most hazardous industries in the world. Common incidents in industrial sectors (like oil and gas, heavy construction and manufacturing) include transportation accidents (truck, rail, ship and pipeline), physical contact injuries (e.g., struck by incidents), fire and explosion, chemical or toxic material exposure, and common slips, trips and falls.

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Performance Characteristics and Ratings for Gloves Used in the E&P Industry About 1.5 million people are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities all over the world. With constantly evolving standards, materials, equipment, training and processes, the occupational safety record in the industry has also seen significant improvements.

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In the oil and gas industry, workers operate under hazardous conditions day in and day out. It is an understatement to say that safety plays a key role in the sector. Protecting lives and property in and around the facility isn’t only meant to mitigate the risks of damage – it also impacts a company’s ability to operate.

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The significance of the human hand is remarkable, but often overlooked.  More than a grasping organ, it is a tool, a symbol, a weapon. It helps the blind see, the mute talk, and the deaf hear. It helps express emotions or emphasize ideas when words are inadequate. It can be a gesture of respect, ownership or command. It plays a part in all aspects of life, from the manual to the purely intellectual, and from comprehension to sensory experience.

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