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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Ready for another round of hand safety tips? Our last post about hand safety tips was well received, so we thought we’d give you 6 more hand safety tips. If you haven’t yet read it, you can find our first hand safety tips blog here.  In honor of National Safety Month, we'll be sharing all kinds of safety resources like brochures, videos, and even sample pairs of Ringers Gloves. 

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“What’s my glove size?” We often hear that question. If you’re wondering how to find your glove size, it’s easy. Determine your glove size by using our Glove Sizing Chart, or see other ways to measure your hands for gloves and glove sizing tips below. 

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Want to improve safety in the workplace? Start with OSHA standards for industrial safety. Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes the most frequently-cited workplace violations.

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The Offshore Technology Conference 2018 is coming up, and it couldn't be in a better place – Houston. As America’s most-diverse city, Houston offers tons to see and do, so we thought we’d breakdown the must-see events at OTC – both at the conference, and the nightlife in the surrounding area.

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Extrication scenes are unique. They’re one of the few environments where people rush towards danger. The risks are serious, presenting a number of safety challenges to first responders, from the coordination of responding teams and stressful accidents, to using dangerous heavy machinery. A strong extrication plan involves plenty of preparation, so we’ve gathered our best safety tips for extrication scenes.

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