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Posted on February 8th, 2018 - Posted in Management | Oil and Gas | OSHA | Reporting | Safety

OSHA Fines Suck. Wellsite Report Doesn’t.

In 2016, OSHA shared their Top 10 serious and willful violations. Within those Top 10 categories were over 35,000 violations – yikes. When an OSHA violation is determined to be a Willful Violation (considered intentional violations, committed without regard for employee safety), a company can face up to $70,000. For one fine – and that doesn’t take into account what happens if an employee dies.

Yes, believe it or not, companies do get fined for Willful Violations. This not only hurts their pocket, but it hurts their employees, morale, and public opinion. When it’s time to hire, employees will check a company’s history and if they see a company has a history of violations, it makes them less inclined to apply. A company’s history can hurt their ability to hire the best candidate. So then the company has to ask: why spend money paying OSHA and still not being safe when you can pay a lot less money and also be safe? This is a no-brainer. You need Wellsite Report.

Beyond wanting employees to go home uninjured, a safe workplace is a cost-effective workplace. Making the decision to prioritize safety on your oil rig, wellsite, manufacturing facility, or construction zone can save you hundreds of thousands — of dollars. When management takes safety seriously, employees follow suit. That’s what Wellsite Report does for you.

In 2016, OSHA reported there were 2,365 serious violations regarding ladders. Serious OSHA violations can cost a company up to $7,000 – OSHA potentially could have fined companies $16.5 million dollars for not having safe ladders. These fines can vary, however, based on the severity, the company’s history of violations, and good faith put into the company. If you have Wellsite Report, then you track BBS observations and when OSHA comes knocking, the following is at your fingertips:

  • How often there is a report of unsafe ladders
  • Complete incident management – action items, tasks, and due dates are easy to find assigned to every ladder incident
  • Fully archived history shows that your ladder incidents have decreased, your turn-around for fixing issues has improved
  • Strong negotiating power

That’s what Wellsite Report does. We save you from OSHA fines; we can cut your Worker’s Compensation Insurance by HALF; we have proven to be the best solution to reduce unnecessary cost to your current safety programs. Why are you still paying to be unsafe?

Both your employees and your budget deserve to be protected. Wellsite Report helps you reduce risk, minimize costs, and gain efficiency. Let us show you how.

Posted on December 2nd, 2021
Posted in HSE | Oil and Gas | Reporting | Safety

The Importance of Securing Site Assets

  Jodi Rell, who served as the 87th governor of Connecticut, said, “At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.” How very true. Yet while the goals may be simple, the means to achieve them can be complex and costly. The oil and gas industries require multiple insurances: general liability, […]

California's oil and gas

Posted on October 19th, 2021
Posted in HSE | Management | Oil and Gas | Safety

California Screaming

  In a previous blog, we discussed pipeline safety and the main causes of pipeline leaks. While it did cite some statistics about spill incidents affecting U.S. waterways, the article focused more on leaks occurring at overland pipelines.  Today’s focus is on offshore spills, specifically along the southern California coastline. What we know so far […]

Release Notes

Posted on October 11th, 2021
Posted in Management | Oil and Gas | Reporting | Safety | Service Quality | Software Update

Release Notes – 2.7.1

Big Change: Equipment to Files Our Equipment module has migrated to the brand new WSR Files Keep all the functionality of Equipment now in a more versatile module Files can be used for anything! Use it for inventory, equipment, personnel and more Keep everything organized and updated with our field associations   Observation reports now […]

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