WorkSafeBC’s Prevention Services teams are working to reduce the rate of serious injuries in the oil and gas sector. Through a combination of targeted inspections, health and safety consultations, and strategic partnerships, we’re focusing our prevention efforts on helping workplaces in the energy sector manage their risks.
As part of this work, our officers will be engaging with workers, supervisors, managers, and joint health and safety committee members or safety representatives on site visits to ensure that identified workplace risks have appropriate controls applied and are being effectively managed.
Managing risk in your workplace is important to reduce the potential for injury or disease. The resources listed here provide detailed information to help you understand and address some of the health and safety issues in the energy sector.
- Employer Health and Safety Planning Tool Kit: Quick Reference Guide
- Creating and Managing a Healthy and Safe Workplace
- Managing risk
- Joint health & safety committees
- Supervising for Safety (online course)
- Pipeline Construction Inspection Guide
- Breathe Safer: How to Use Respirators Safely and Start a Respirator Program
- Hear for Good: Preventing Noise Exposure at Work
- How loud is it? - Oil and gas
- Noise control and hearing conservation program
- Hazards of Confined Spaces
- Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) Risk Assessment Worksheet
- Reducing the risk of workers being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment
- Fore-aft rollover hazard while using side-boom pipelayers on slopes
- Controlling Hazardous Energy: De-Energization and Lockout
- Diesel trucks, fuel tank vent systems, refuelling, and the risk of flash fires
- Hydrocarbon storage tank explosions and static electricity
- Preventing explosions in shipping containers used outside the shipping industry
- Pyrophoric materials create fire and explosion hazard
- Reducing the risk of pentane gas fires and explosions for users of expanded polystyrene foam
- Non-bonded fuel hoses create fire and explosion hazards