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Oil Field Accidents

Eagle Ford Health Problems

Oil and Gas Activity Be Causing Eagle Ford Health Problems A recent investigative report from the San Antonio Express News has brought attention to what seem to be a series of mysterious health problems that have developed in the years since the Eagle Ford Shale’s unprecedented oil and gas boom.  Many people in the area…

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Oil & Gas, Oil Field Accidents

Fracking and Silica Inhalation Injuries

Fracking and Silica Inhalation Injuries: A Serious Hidden Problem Recently, the American Industrial Hygiene Association announced that testing conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that the concentration of silica in the air oil and gas workers breathe often exceeds standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

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Inhalation Injuries, Oil Field Accidents

Texas Worker Deaths on the Rise

In addition to the devastation to the town itself, the explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer plant has brought the issue of worker and worksite safety into the forefront of the public discussion.  Without serious regulations and oversight, employers have once again shown that they will take advantage of workers and will not focus on…

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Oil Field Accidents, Workplace Safety

Eagle Ford Inhalation Dangers

Eagle Ford Inhalation Dangers: Workers Not the Only People Worried about Air Safety For workers on well sites, platforms, transportation facilities, and other locations supporting oil and gas production, the need to take precautions to avoid inhaling dangerous and deadly fumes is well known.  Many workers are required to wear air monitors that alert them…

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Oil & Gas, Oil Field Accidents

Top 10 Job Safety Ideas

Top 10 Job Safety Ideas With a large number of America’s workforce working in dangerous industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, shipping, trucking, and other hazardous jobs, employers should see worker safety as their first priority.  Recent statistics have highlighted Texas’ poor record with regard to worker safety.  Texas ranks at or near the…

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Oil Field Accidents, Workplace Safety