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NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD. WILL SITI SIFITY FICTS Oil field equipment can be extremely dangerous, and people should not "hang around" tank batteries and pumping units. Some ofthe dangers are: TAl. 8Anfl.fS: ·The smallest spark by a tank battery--especially a cigarette or lighter-can cause an explosion from fumes or flammable liquids, .Anyone opening a hatch of a tank battery might be overcome with fumes and pass out. ·The stairs and rails on tank batteries, which can be as high as two stories, can be covered with oil and be slippery, causing someone to fall down the stairways or over the side. In April, we're launching an all-new safety campaign. As you'll see, it's our most dynamic ever - and certainly the most musical. vl.1 revised 3/28/12 ·Some heater treaters (long, tall tanks) operate at extreme temperatures which could cause bums. ·Even if a pumping unit is stopped, it is not safe, Many units are on timers which can start without waruing, causing harm if a person is on the unit. OTHfl fIU.PMfIT: ·The counterweights on pumping units weight up to 20,000 pounds, and will crush a human body without stopping, Anyone falling off the beam or trying to ride the weights can be seriously injured or accidentally killed, .Anyone trying to grab the cable or the front ofthe pumping unit can have their hands cut off as the cable travels up and down. ..,IIPlle UI.TS: ·The numerous moving parts ofa pumping unit can catch, then injure, or even kill, a person. ·Electrical boxes, wires and components operate at high voltage around pumping units. Anyone touching them could receive serious electrical shock. ·Chemicals are sometimes used at oil field sites and could cause bums iftouched. ·Pipelines could leak or explode iftampered with by untrained personnel. ·Many fences around oil field sites are topped with barbed or razor wire, which could cause serious injury. CJERB even deadly. The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is committed to making sure students avcid them. And we're working to empower you in the best ways imaginable. WELL SITES CAN 8E DANGEROUS -
|Okla State Agency||Energy Resources Board, Oklahoma (OERB)|
|Okla Agency Code||
|Title||Well site safety facts|
|Alternative title||Well site safety facts-K-6 grades; Safety never sounded so good|
Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.
|Publisher||Oklahoma Energy Resources Board|
Oil fields--Safety measures--Juvenile literature.
Oil wells--Juvenile literature.
|Purpose||Oil field equipment can be extremely dangerous, and people should not "hang around" tank batteries and pumping units.|
|Notes||v.1.1 revised 3/28/2012|
|OkDocs Class#||E4350.1 W447s 2012|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|