The oil and gas industry is vast, complex and heavily relies on millions of workers worldwide to keep it moving. The sector has made progress in recent years to better protect workers and tighten up safety standards, which is reflected in the decreasing number of sector-wide fatalities. As a major hazard industry nevertheless, common and health and safety exposures remain.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK governing body are globally recognised as setting the gold standard in chemical management and occupational ill health.
In 2019, they reported that in UK workplaces alone, 4.8 million working days were spent on offshore oil and gas.
Managing chemicals in the workplace is complex and often seen as a niche area of workplace safety, quality, risk and compliance. Businesses have an increasing legal and moral responsibility to manage the damage that exposure to hazardous chemicals can cause to their employees and their business.
Global chemical regulations such The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH),...read more...