Oilfield Communication

  TRANSFERRING INFORMATION SafeLand training contains a great deal of information about how to work safely and effectively in the oilfield. Topics within the SafeLand orientation include many topics from oilfield driving and excavations to wellsite arrival and...

What is experience?

One requirement that the oilfield job seeker will undoubtedly encounter is that of the minimum or ideal experience level. Listed directly on the various job board postings will be the requirement of a minimum level of experience, measured in years. They may also...

Importance of SafeLand Instruction

  TEAMS BASED TRAINING In our San Antonio SafeLand training, the oilfield workers cooperate in teams in order to learn the safety material. By working with each team, the SafeLand training material is shared with others with different perspectives. Truck drivers...

What is a glycol unit?

NATURAL GAS AND IMPURITIES The pure natural gas that we all use is, in San Antonio, almost 100% methane (CH4). It is important that the natural gas we burn is pure because it gives a correct and consistent amount of heat while minimizing the pollution produced....

Pull ups v Lace ups; which is the best boot?

Oilfield workers need good quality boots to do their work safely. These boots come in two varieties: pull up boots and lace up boots. Pull up boots are taller and do not have laces. They are called “pull ups” because to put them on you just pull the collar past the...

Sleep deprivation kills

The most dangerous position in the oilfield is behind the wheel. Oilfield work has a reputation for being dangerous due to working with heavy equipment and explosive wells. These are certainly hazards, but the biggest killer in the oilfield is driving. We’ve discussed...

CPR in the Oilfield

WHAT IS CPR? Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique that is meant to continue circulation when the heart is no longer able to. When properly done and quickly administered, CPR saves lives. If a person’s heart stops then their survival rate will...

Oilfield Hazards Safeland Training

  The oilfield has several different hazards, some of which cause severe injuries and fatalities. Every worker should be trained to identify and mitigate these hazards during a rigpass with a Safeland class. Some of the main oilfield hazards are listed below....

Protect Your Hearing in the Oilfield

  EARS ARE SENSITIVE Our ears are sensitive tools that detect vibrations in the air known as noise. Sometimes this noise is important, especially when hearing instructions, enjoying some music, or visiting with our families. Danger comes from noise levels that...