Rig safety: How to beat the heat

Working outside is something a lot of people love about being a roughneck, but you have to be prepared if you want to work safely with Mother Nature.

“When people think about rig safety, they often think about safe work practices around equipment, but part of keeping our crews safe is ensuring they are protected while working outside in the elements as well,” said Darryl Hostyn, HSE Manager for Trinidad’s Canadian Drilling Division.

It doesn’t matter if you’re working in southern Texas or northern Alberta, at this time of year rig crews need to be on the look out for heat-related illnesses such as:

  • Heat cramps
  • Heat edema
  • Heat rashes
  • Heat stress
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke and heat hyperpyrexia
  • Heat syncope

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