The Oil & Gas Industry’s Commitment to Meeting HSE Standards

Learn more about supporting HSE needs in the Oil & Gas industry

Read more about supporting HSE needs in the Oil & Gas industry

Organizations in the Oil & Gas industry face stringent regulations in protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety of their workers. In order to sufficiently meet these and other obligations, automated systems, such as Computerized Maintenance Management System / Enterprise Asset Management (CMMS / EAM) solutions, are becoming increasingly important. Modern CMMS / EAM solutions provide the ability to track, document and analyze the activities that help organizations comply to their Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) program goals and standards. Below are some of the HSE regulations and guidelines the Oil & Gas industry is challenged with:

Health:

  • Promoting health awareness and assisting employees with reentering the workplace after an accident or illness
  • Supplying all employees in hazardous areas with training of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Establishing control guidelines in heavy noise areas
  • Using suitable personal protective clothing which may need to be heat resistant or insulated for cold weather
  • Proper precaution training when working in a hazardous area

Safety:

  • Increasing employee awareness training to boost safety at the workplace
  • Building an employee culture around “Zero Incident Tolerance”
  • Keeping all material safety data sheets (MSDS) in one location
  • Documenting all events, such as accidents or near misses, in a database of incidents that is continuously analyzed for improvements
  • Documenting safety features and posting target achievements throughout the organization

Environmental:

  • Setting quality performance objectives, measuring results and evaluating for continuous improvement
  • Minimizing the impact on the environment through pollution prevention
  • Reducing and recycling of waste products
  • Communicating with personnel and ensuring an understanding of policies, standard programs and performance
  • Rewarding outstanding performances

CMMS / EAM solutions that effectively help Oil & Gas organizations maximize asset performance, increase uptime and meet strict HSE regulations and standards, are crucial to success.

AssetPoint Author:
Oscar Solis, EAM Consultant

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