October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this annual event, government and cybersecurity leaders and the insurance community come together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
Working on existing wells to restore or increase oil and gas production is an important part of today’s petroleum industry, yet these operations present many occupational hazards for workers. The following list highlights potential hazards and safety solutions to promote a hazard-free work environment.
Even though most uses of asbestos have been banned, it can still be found in a variety of products, such as building materials and vehicle brakes. Employees can be exposed to this hazardous material during the manufacturing process, brake and clutch repairs, and renovations and demolitions.
Tripping refers to the process of removing and/or replacing pipe from the well when it is necessary to change the bit or other piece of the drill string. This process also occurs when preparing to run certain tests in the well bore. To help promote a hazard-free work environment, the following list highlights potential hazards and safety solutions for review.
On July 17, 2023, OSHA announced a final rule that will require certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit additional injury and illness information than what is currently required but employers are already required to keep. The final rule will become effective on Jan. 1, 2024.
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has surged in popularity and usage among businesses and individuals. Many users have found ways to streamline commercial operations and personal hobbies using these programs; however, criminals have also developed means of weaponizing this technology, including by impersonating voices.
Amputation injuries frequently occur when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded machinery, but they can also occur if a worker is simply not paying enough attention or makes a careless mistake. Machine and equipment operators are at risk, but so are other employees in the area if they are not aware of their surroundings.
Oil drilling is an intricate process that involves lots of strength and skill. With so many moving parts and hands on deck, you not only need to perform your job, but you also need to perform it with safety in mind. Once drilling begins, there are several hazards that you must be aware of and take into consideration to reduce your risk of injury.
How many claims are possible when an employee transfers a patient or resident? The answer is two: both professional liability and workers’ compensation claims can occur simultaneously. What if the individual is an assistant of two? Then there is potential for three claims as the workers’ compensation exposure doubles!
June is National Safety Month. This month highlights efforts that can prevent injuries and death inside and outside the workplace, helps provide learning opportunities for employees, allows employers to share their safety pride and gives employees the opportunity to pledge they will work safely.