5 Tips for Avoiding a Bakken Oil Field Injury

A problem that many workers face on the job is a personal injury. But it seems as if people who are working in the construction and oil industries are more susceptible to injuries than other industries. This is because of the dangerous nature of their job.

If you are working in an oil field such as the Bakken oil field, there are things that you can do to help you avoid an injury at work. Below are some tips that can keep you safe while at work on the oil field.

  • Make certain that all of your materials, debris, and tools are put away once they are done being used since when they are left out, it can increase the risk of your coworkers slipping, falling, or tripping over them.
  • Wear the right protective clothing and gear whenever you are on the job site. This includes eye wear or safety goggles, hard hat or helmet, long sleeves and pants, protective gloves, and sturdy boots.
  • Immediately report all unsafe conditions and accidents to supervisors quickly. This is going to lower the risks of any further or future accidents and injuries.
  • Only use the items for which you have received training. If you have not received proper training for using a certain machine, a piece of equipment, or tool, don't use it. You should only use the equipment for which you have gotten the proper training. If you don't, you are putting everyone, including yourself, in danger.
  • Take advantage of all of the training programs that are offered by your employer and follow the safety policies and procedures that are in place for your area. For the most part, these types of policies have been created because of past injuries on the oil field and they can help you with staying safe while at your job.

If you have sustained a Bakken oil field injury, we are ready to help you to get the money that you deserve. Simply contact us and we will be happy to talk with you and tell you how we can help you.