It is important that management ensures all workers received guidance and support in arrangements related to employee health and wellness. Arrangements need to be made for medical support during daily operations and emergencies.
The company should make authorized Rig Medics/First-Aiders available. Appropriate facilities, equipment and drugs should be located on offshore locations with backup support onshore.
The company should post telephone numbers, location, and other relative information about medical services, procedures and personnel at all oil and gas facilities.
Prescription drugs are defined as medicine obtained through a doctor’s prescription.
Medication is defined as a medical treatment obtained legally, over the counter.
Medications of concern are those that inhibit or may inhibit a worker’s ability to perform their job safely and provided by the pharmacist.
The day carrier should include:
Here are some more important points about prescription drugs:
All employees should assist in preventing exposure of communicable diseases to themselves, contractors, and vendors during the course of performing their duties and responsibilities.
On platforms and other facilities, it may be reasonable anticipated that employees can be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials while using first-aid supplies, employers should provide PPE.
Appropriate PPE for responding to injuries includes: gloves, gowns, face shields, masks, and eye protection.
BBP kits should be placed strategically where needed on platforms and MODU’s.
For more information, refer to your company’s Bloodborne Pathogens Program (BPP) and OSHAcademy Course 755.
Eyewash stations should be located around the platform/MODU to provide clean water for eye washing in the event that eyes become contaminated with hazardous substances.
Make sure each station:
One or more persons, trained and authorized to respond to emergencies with first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, should be available at the worksite during normal operations.
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