Select seminars offered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health have been recorded and are available for online viewing. These seminars have been arranged according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sector and cross-sector groups. Click on a category below to view the associated seminars related to Oil and Gas Extraction.
Occupational safety in the oil and gas industry—Developing a model of research, practice, and outreach that facilitates outcomes- Camille Peres
“Occupational safety in the oil and gas industry—Developing a model of research, practice, and outreach that facilitates outcomes”
Camille Peres, PhD, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, texas A&M University
One of the biggest challenges faced by the oil and gas industry are process safety incidents as these often include a fire, explosion, rupture, or hazardous chemical leak which can result in significant loss of life and environmental damage. Historically, process safety management efforts have focused on reducing the risks of mechanical integrity failure in high-risk industrial settings but more recently, the importance of human interactions in the system has become an additional and important focus for identifying and mitigating possible risks. This presentation will share Dr. Peres’ model of engaging with industry stakeholders to identify current issues regarding Human Systems Integration, research to address those issues, and how that model can facilitate improved safety outcomes.