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Chemical exposure concerns for oil and gas industry workers

While it is no secret that certain West Virginia work environments are more dangerous than others, those who live and work near the state's oil and gas developments may face particularly high risks of chemical exposure and related health risks. At Gellner Law Offices, we recognize that prolonged exposure to certain chemicals and substances can have considerable effects on your overall health.

What do you need to know to work in the oil and gas industry?

The oil and gas industry in West Virginia provides you with many career opportunities. This growing industry is a great place to establish yourself in a job that offers great pay and future possibilities. To know if this field is right for you, you need to take a look at what it means to be an oil and gas worker.

Could technology make offshore drilling safer?

There are many dangerous professions in West Virginia. One of the toughest is offshore drilling. Not only are you away from your family but you are also in the middle of a body of water. Getting help or reacting to an emergency is hindered by the job location. Then, there is the risk of working with flammable substances and complex equipment. As much as the industry works to make things safe for employees, it does not stop the many injuries and deaths that occur every year.

What are the safety hazards of oil and gas extraction?

Extracting gas or oil is a dangerous business in West Virginia, but it also is a necessary one. Those who work in this field face daily hazards that could cost them their lives but they do so to help everyone else get the energy sources they need. If you choose to work in this industry, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the risks.

What causes common injuries in the oil and gas industry?

Working in the oil and gas industry can be very dangerous in West Virginia. As a worker, you should be aware of the common injuries that occur and why. This can help you to be more aware and avoid potential injuries yourself. According to E&E News, most accidents in the oil and gas industry occur due to worker error or not following safety protocols. 

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