May 26, 2022
A rig crew was in the process of rigging out. One worker verified that the plug (“male”) end of a 240-volt power cord was not connected and placed the cord alongside the pipe rack. Like a household power cord, the plug is the end that would normally be inserted into the electrical outlet, or panel, for power. Unbeknownst to these workers, this electrical panel had the opposite configuration, and the socket (female) end of the cord was still attached to the power panel.
May 6, 2022
A well service crew was swabbing when the swab assembly reached the top of the well and parted the sand line. The rig manager was manually spooling the last six wraps of the sand line and became entangled in the parted line. The driller reacted, moving the throttle in the wrong direction and energized the line, which cinched on the rig manager’s leg. The rig manager was launched into the raising ram of the service rig and sustained a leg amputation and other serious injuries.
May 2, 2022
IRP 20 provides practical and efficient wellsite design to meet regulatory requirements and accommodates the services in a manner that allows for the protection of workers, the public and the environment.
April 25, 2022
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April 22, 2022
In response to a manufacturer’s notification, a midstream company conducted an exposure assessment of hexavalent chromium in a previously unidentified location. This assessment identified the need for controls to prevent overexposure.
April 14, 2022
New and inexperienced workers, or “greenhands”, are at significantly higher risk for injury and occupational illness. Use the resources on this page to level up your leadership skills and help support a safe start for greenhands.
April 11, 2022
The guideline focuses on outdoor lighting requirements for mobilization and demobilization of drilling equipment on a lease site, ancillary drilling activities and lease site servicing operations. The intent of this guideline is to clarify roles and responsibilities, assist operators and contractors with determining minimum lighting requirements, and improve the safety and security of people and property on lease sites.
April 4, 2022
During pigging operations on a temporary water transfer line, a pig became stuck due to an ice blockage and pressure was trapped upstream of the pig. When it was freed, the pig and trapped pressure behind it traveled down the line causing a loose clamp to unfasten. The pressure release caused the disconnected hose to swing and strike a worker on the leg, causing serious injury.
March 7, 2022
A service rig crew was lowering casing pipe into the channel slide when it snagged on the edge of the channel. This caused the travelling block assembly and tubing elevators to swing past the tubing tong line. The elevators opened and the pipe was released, striking a worker in the face on the catwalk below. The worker was seriously injured.
February 4, 2022
While servicing a well, a floorhand pushed a suspended rod string over the floor. As it was lowered to latch into the transfers, the rod string got hung up on the rig floor causing the rod to twist and detach from the rod transfer and carabiner. The rod transfer and rod string fell approximately 14 meters, and the rod transfer struck the floorhand on the wrist causing injury.