Oil and gas workers face high risk of work site accidents

February 24, 2013 - 3:55:25 am

DOHA: Oil and gas workers in Qatar could be up to seven times more likely to be fatally injured, than workers in other industry sectors, according to a six-year fatal occupational injuries census which was carried out by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, said a statement yesterday.  

Given that fact that the industry is governed by international HSE standards, these statistics could equally apply to the region’s oil and gas workers.

To help support initiatives to reduce workplace fatalities, maintain employee wellbeing and ensure sustainable environmental protection, Fleming Gulf will be organising its ninth Annual HSE Forum in Energy, at the Doha Grand Hyatt in Qatar on between September 30 and October 2. 

The three-day conference and exhibition being held under the patronage of the Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, will bring together local, regional and international experts to discuss issues facing the oil and gas industry today and in the future.

“HSE should be an integral part of any organisation’s core value system, it should be in their DNA, driven internally and corporately governed,” said Kathy Seabrook (pictured), President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), which is endorsing the HSE Forum in Energy.

Other speakers include, Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the British Safety Council; Ali Al Rahbi, VP QHSE and Security at Dolphin Energy, Mahesh Patel, HSE Liaison and Acting Manager, HSE Business Strategies and HSE Regulations and Enforcement at Qatar Petroleum and Brian Sullivan, Executive Director of IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. 

The Peninsula