43 Min.Year Produced:
2000 Vehicle Safety:
Thirty five percent of all on the job fatalities result from motor vehicle accidents. This section of the program promotes safety precautions and practices that can be used to lessen the chance of motor vehicle accidents. These include vehicle maintenance, the physical and mental condition of the driver, basic driving skills, and driving at night or in bad weather.
The "Crewboat Safety" section encourages safe transfer practices such as wearing required personal safety equipment, knowing the location of PFD's, lifeboats, lifefloats and other safety devices, avoiding back injuries while loading, and acting responsibly during emergency situations.
Personnel Basket Safety: Personnel can be transferred by a platform's crane to and from the boat below by use of a personnel basket. The viewer will learn how to keep the knees bent, limits to the number of riders, loading of lightweight gear and how to step off upon landing.
Swing Rope Safety: SCRIPT SAMPLE
A swing rope allows personnel to transfer at water level from the boat to the platform. The viewer learns the methods of transfer for heavy and lightweight cargoes. The programs shows the proper method of using the swingrope and how to assist other crewmembers after landing.
Statistically, flying in a helicopter is a safer mode of transportation than driving in a car. However, a helicopter can be very intimidating for inexperienced crewmembers. This section discusses passenger guidelines, such as providing the correct total weight of himself and his gear to the dispatcher, approaching the helicopter from the front, avoiding the tail rotor, and listening to the pilot's preflight briefing. Also shown are the importance of wearing lifevests and seatbelts, autorotation, and emergency evacuation techniques.
Orientation and Safety for the Offshore Oil Industry
...Prolonged exposure to loud noise can permanently damage hearing. Make sure you get a pair of ear muffs, or use small earplugs, like these, instead. They should be worn in high noise areas where pumps or other loud machinery is running...
...Travel offshore is often done by helicopter. There are some simple things to remember when boarding one. Wait for a signal from the pilot or helicopter landing officer before approaching the craft. Always crouch low because wind gusts can push rotor blades down below six feet on smaller craft...
...In the offshore oil world a "rig" is the term usually associated with a drilling operation, while a "platform" usually has already been drilled and is responsible for producing oil from its wells. Often however one structure can provide both functions...
...You'll often hear hear crude oil described as being sweet or sour. These labels have nothing to do with takst. Instead, sour crude has high concentrations of a substance called hydrogen sulfide...
...This is a poisonous, corrosive gas which smells like rotten eggs. It's found in some degree in most crude oil and presents a safety problem to anyone handling and refining it. The rare deposits of crude with little or no hydrogen sulfide are described as sweet and they naturally sell at a premium...