Oil & Gas Industry Dangers
Chemicals and products of oil and gas can cause irritation, they’re corrosive, and they’re flammable. To mitigate the risks presented by these hazards, a variety of protective equipment is utilized. Oil and gas wells can expose workers to hydrogen sulfide gas. If a site uses sand for any of their processes, such as in fracking or hydraulic fracturing, employees can be exposed to crystalline silica, a known cause of lung cancer. Flash fires that are common at these oil and gas drilling, production, and servicing sites can reach temperatures up to 1900 degrees Fahrenheit.