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This document provides general background on drilling fluids and the various categories of base fluids and additives currently in use. It outlines potential health hazards associated with these substances, looks at potential areas for human exposure presented by drilling operations, and introduces risk management methods and monitoring processes aimed at reducing the risk of harmful health effects.
Many oil and gas companies have operations in extreme climates, and this work can pose a number of hazards, including extremes of temperature as well as wind and humidity. These guidelines aim to provide practical information to line management and health professionals in order to help protect and maintain health, and prevent accidents, illness and loss of life.
The purpose of this guide is to provide, in a simple and accessible format, basic guidance on risk assessment and risk management in conflict settings that oil and gas companies might face.
This guide helps oil industry managers and supervisors understand, recognize, and deal effectively with stress in the workplace. It encourages and enables a holistic approach to the management of workplace stress, with a focus on prevention. The guide is designed to complement current practice, which tends to focus more on developing employee ability to cope with stress and, when this fails, on treatment options.
This publication communicates how the oil and gas industry is using partnerships to respond to challenges of meeting global energy demand and to contribute to sustainable development. The publication explores the partnering process through challenges and lessons learned identified by Ipieca members and their partners in the forty case studies featured.
Title Type Theme Published Download Local content: case studies Case study People 01 Oct 2011 Substance misuse Good practice guidance People 28 Feb 2011 Managing tuberculosis Good practice guidance People 28 Jul 2010 Drilling fluids and health risk management Good practice guidance People 28 Oct 2009 Food and water safety Good practice guidance People 28 Jul 2009 Health aspects of work in extreme climates Good practice guidance People 28 May 2009 Guide to operating in areas of conflict for the oil and gas industry Good practice guidance People 28 Mar 2008 Health risk assessment Good practice guidance People 28 Jul 2006 Managing workplace stress Good practice guidance People 28 Apr 2006 Partnerships in the oil and gas industry. Good practice guidance Climate, Nature, People, Sustainability, Marine spill preparedness and response 13 Apr 2006