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CUTS / LACERATIONS / CONTUSIONS

It’s no secret that oil and gas industry workers operate in some of the most dangerous conditions, making them highly prone to accidents. Cuts, lacerations, and contusions account for some 30 percent of workplace injuries taking place every year.

Possible Causes of Cuts/Lacerations/Contusions

  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of safety procedures
  • Failure to wear hand gloves
  • Malfunctioning guarding equipment
  • Employees circumventing procedures and taking shortcuts

Enhancing Safety

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN THE OILFIELD:

  • Wear protective gloves: Most workplace accidents are caused due to disregard for the need to wear protective gloves. Employees tend to remove their gloves as they find it hard to work with them. But technological advancements have ensured that gloves are now better designed for oilfield workers. Enhanced grip, comfort, and durability protect against cut injuries without impacting the quality of work.
Wear protective gloves
  • Keep the work area clean: By keeping equipment, floors and other work areas free of any loose items, it is possible to prevent cuts, lacerations, and contusions. Clear signage and functioning spill kits are equally important to ensure that hazards do not lead to any adverse repercussions.
Keep the work area clean
  • Familiarity: Proper knowledge of the work site is imperative. Make sure that everyone in the work area knows about the potential hazards that are there and is aware of the company’s safety policy and procedures.
Proper knowledge of work site
  • Ban jewelry: Each year, thousands of employees are injured when bracelets, necklaces or rings are caught at the pinch points. Banning the use of jewelry is one of the easiest ways to prevent major injuries.

If you end up getting injured in an oilfield accident due to the negligence of the employers, reach out to oilfield injury attorneys in Midland and Odessa at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Our expert legal team will ensure that all your medical expenses are taken care of and the negligent parties are held liable for your injuries. There’s no need to handle this alone. Our specialist attorneys can take care of all your legal needs and help you obtain legitimate compensation.

Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.

– Insurance Research Council Study 2004