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Posted on January 4th, 2018 - Posted in Oil and Gas

Staying Safe During Cold Weather

As the East Coast gets hit with a bomb cyclone – or as we like to call it here at DigitOil, winter – it’s important to keep safe. Here are some tips to make sure your home and family are safe and warm during the cold.

  • Clear any snow around outside vents or appliances. Blocked vents can cause carbon monoxide to build-up into the home.
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning is most prevalent during cold months due to blocked vents. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness.
  • Shovel a path to your gas meter so that personnel may access the meter at anytime.
  • Turn off heaters, electric blankets, and extinguish the fireplace before leaving a room.
  • Keep space heaters on level ground and away from flammable objects, especially fabrics such as curtains, bedding, and rugs.
  • Remove snow and ice from outdoor pipes gently, preferably with a brush. Do not kick or hit the pipes with a hard object such as a hammer.
  • Do not use gas grill or stove inside your home, even if electricity to your electric oven/stove goes out. Always use gas grills and stoves in an outdoor, open space.
  • Know the emergency number of your gas provider and call immediately if you smell a bad odor, like rotten eggs.
    • If you suspect a leak, leave the building and do not return until your provider assures you it is safe.

More tips can be found from websites from your gas providers. Here’s to starting off your 2018 safely!

Posted on January 19th, 2023
Posted in HSE | Oil and Gas | Reporting | Safety | Service Quality

Reduce the Risk of Serious Incidents

Despite the greater emphasis placed on safety and mitigation procedures, serious incidents continue to plague the oil and gas industry. While major international players can absorb financial losses resulting from multiple breakdowns, structural and environmental damage, and litigation, just one incident of incorrect operation or equipment failure can put an enterprising small oil or gas […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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