The fracking energy boom is not only improving business for oil and gas companies, but a new study shows that railroads, marine shippers, delivery truck companies and even airlines are seeing the benefits of domestic energy production.
New studies from Duke University show that reusing wastewater for frac drilling could help oil and gas companies keep work sites safer and make disposal methods easier.
OSHA plans to limit the amount of silica exposure in the workplace by updating its standards and regulations that were last changed in 1971.
With the recent oil train derailment, the debate over safer oil transportation by pipeline instead of railways could be a growing concern for U.S. residents.
A recent survey shows that New York residents are exhausted by the fracking delay 65 percent believe the state should move forward with hydraulic fracturing, according to the Rochester Business Journal.
Occupational health regulations have warned employers about employees developing harmful health effects from this. However, the connection between fatal lung diseases and silica has not been strongly quantified until recently.
As employers now have to follow the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised hazard communication standards, now is an opportune time to go over common sources of chemical, gas and electrical hazards that may endanger the health and well-being of workers.
As energy companies guard against occupational hazards associated with oil and gas drilling, it’s important to remember that workers at hydraulic fracturing sites also face similar safety hazards.
During hydraulic fracturing operations, workers in the oil and gas industry can be exposed to a health hazard known as silica dust. However, some workers may be in more danger of exposure than others.