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Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry

Topic: Managing Safety Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry.

1. Introduction
a. Defining Safety Operations within the Oil and Gas industries
b. Significance of this Research Study and Why it's Important for Employees Health and the Environment
c. Explore Current Management Practices and Determine if they are Effective
2. Body
a. How to Manage Safety Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry
b. Impacts of Poor Safety Management Programs
c. How to Manage Safety Programs Successfully
3. Conclusion
a. Conclusion
b. Recommendations for Oil and Gas Companies
1. Steps to Establish a Safety Management Program

Reference:
Goetsch, D. L. (2011). Occupational safety and health for technologists, engineers, and managers (7th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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Step 1
Defining Safety Operations within the Oil and Gas industries
Safety Operations within the Oil and Gas industries are the systematic steps taken by management of the company to design, conduct, and conclude its operations in a manner that the has the least hazard potential to its employees, stakeholders, and the environment.
Significance of this Research Study and Why it's Important for Employees Health and the Environment
Safety in the Oil and Gas industry faces health, safety, and environmental issues throughout its range of operations. There is a strong need to establish systems, programs, and processes that improve the safety performance of the industry. There is need for safety sustainability and business performance in the oil and gas industry. Otherwise, the employees suffer from chemical injuries, vehicle injuries, or contact injuries. They may die from confinement or suffocation. The environment may be harmed through biological hazards, physical damage, and toxic waste.
Explore Current Management Practices and Determine if they are Effective
The current management practices in the oil and gas industry include developing a plan for safety management. An external consultant develops this plan. The operational managers who do not trust the plan implement the plan. The implementation is halfhearted. There is no monitoring of the implementation and a large number of incidents often go unreported. It is only when a serious employee injury is reported, a death is reported, or a union takes up safety issues that management undertakes fire-fighting measures. These measures are not effective.

Step 2
How to Manage Safety Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry
There has to be careful planning to reduce the number of dangerous occurrences, injuries, and hydrocarbon releases. ...

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