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Despite the treacherous nature of oil and gas extraction operations, organizations in the space manage to effectively protect workers.
In fact, American oil and gas firms maintained an impressive nonfatal injury and illness rate of 9.8 incidents per 100,000 workers in 2017, the latest year for which Bureau of Labor Statistics data is available. This was the lowest incident rate among all U.S. private business sectors.
Even so, businesses in the space are pushing to improve upon their environmental health and safety success by adopting internet of things technologies designed to reduce worksite risk.
The drone is perhaps the splashiest IoT technology that oil and gas providers are exploring, according to Quartz.
Many firms, especially those with oil platforms or secluded delivery infrastructure in their portfolios, are using unmanned aerial vehicles for field fixture inspection purposes, as such assets not only bolster operational efficiency but also negate the need for human inspectors, many of whom are at heightened risk for injury.
Other organizations in the sector are adopting more down-to-earth IoT-based EHS technology – most notably, mobile-enabled incident management and hazard analysis software. These tools allow energy producers to effectively investigate EHS lapses, pinpoint root causes and roll out effective mitigation strategies that reduce the likelihood of recurrence.
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There are, of course, a large number of such solutions on the market. However, relatively few are tailored to meet the unique needs of modern oil and gas companies.
Here at ProcessMAP, we have been collaborating with businesses in the energy space for years, helping oil and gas producers cultivate cutting-edge EHS workflows centered on the latest IoT technology.
Connect with us today to learn more about our EHS solutions and how they might benefit your enterprise.