Article by Annette Idalski, Kaitlin Lammers and Ray Abilmouna on “OSHA’s Latest Guidance Serves As Recommendations to Oil and Gas Businesses”
In an article published in the September / October issue of SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine, Annette Idalski, Kaitlin Lammers and Ray Abilmouna discuss the new COVID-19 control and prevention guidance specific to the oil and gas industry published by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“OSHA recommends that employers conduct a hazard assessment to determine each job classification’s COVID-19 risk exposure level, based on the classification’s work tasks and job duties,” explain Idalski, Lammers and Abilmouna. “The risk exposure levels delineated by OSHA are lower (caution), medium, high and very high. OSHA classifies most oil and gas work tasks as either lower or medium risk, and notes that high and very high-risk levels are not applicable for most anticipated work tasks in the oil and gas industry.”
The authors further point out that “the key factor in determining whether an oil and gas worker’s position should fall into the lower or medium hazard category is the level of their contact with others.”
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