Occupational Health Best Practices for the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry fuels our daily living, but the industry itself poses greater dangers than others, leaving its workforce at risk of illness, injury, or death. While fatal injuries in the industry were down 38 percent in 2015 compared to 2014,1 accidents still happen— especially on worksites that require long-distance driving, the use of heavy equipment, and exposure to harmful chemicals.

Download this idea paper for ways to improve oil and gas worker safety and reduce the risk of work-related accidents, including:

  • Maintaining strict driver safety measures
  • Using medical surveillance
  • Enriching safety programs with an injury care plan


1 https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf